read in 2018. truly devious by maureen johnson
look! a riddle! time for fun!
should we use a rope or a gun?
knives are sharp and gleam so pretty.
poison’s slow, which is a pity.
fire is festive, drowning’s slow.
hanging’s a ropy way to go.
a broken head, a nasty fall.
a car colliding with a wall.
bombs make a very jolly noise.
such ways to punish naughty boys! what shall we use? we can’t decide. just like you cannot run or hide.