The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

I grew up knowing Tim Burton’s films–from Edward Scissorhands (1990) to Alice in Wonderland (2010).  He is known for his dark-themed and not-so-child-friendly fantasy films (his works kind of freaked me out when I was a kid), but I do believe in his talent and creativity which are out of the ordinary.  I like him as a director but I can say that I am more of  a fan of his poems and drawings.  Tim Burton wrote a poetry book entitled “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories”.  As expected, the book has a dark-touch to it but hilarious at the same time. Aside from Oyster Boy’s mishaps, here are some of my personal favorites.

The Girl With Many Eyes

One day in the park
I had quite a surprise.
I met a girl
who had many eyes.

She was really quite pretty
(and also quite shocking!)
and I noticed she had a mouth,
so we ended up talking.

We talked about flowers,
and her poetry classes,
and the problems she’d have
if she ever wore glasses.

It’s great to now a girl
who has so many eyes,
but you really get wet
when she breaks down and cries.


Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love

Stick Boy liked Match Girl,
He liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.

But could a flame ever burn
for a match and a stick?
It did quite literally;
he burned up quick.

They sure are funny, but most of his stories are melancholic and end in despair.

I got this from a site but i suggest you to buy a copy 🙂


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