Geography

Where in the world are the Connelly kids
and why is their mother so blue?
Little John's gone with a friend to the moon.
Mary is down at the zoo.

Why did Elizabeth stay after school?
Is there a sad story to tell?
The twins are away for a day in the Bronx.
Mother is feeling like hell.

Robert and Linda are sneaking a smoke.
Jeremy's locked in a room.
David and Billy are high as a kite.
Father just lies in his tomb.

Frannie is making a name for herself
dancing till dawn in a bar.
Mother just stares at the wallpaper walls,
safely contained in her jar.

Elizabeth finally escapes from the school.
The principal straightens his tie.
She walks all alone till it's way after dark,
Elizabeth wanting to die.

Where in the world are the Connelly kids
and why is their mother so blue?
Little John's gone with a friend to the moon.
Mary remains at the zoo.

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