Little Johnny's teacher is explaining the difference between poetry and prose to the class. As her example she uses "Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go". For the prose she used "Mary had a little lamb who had white wool /forums/images/icons/grin.gif and everywhere that Mary went the lamb followed her". She asked the kids if they understood and all nodded and said yes. So she asks them for an example, Johnny was the only in the class with his hand up so she reluctlantly calls on him. He says "Mary had a little pig, an ornery little runt. He stuck his head in Marys lap and.......Oh, do you want the prose or the poetry? His teacher says "the prose please the prose!". He answered, "and took a nap".