Last week my roommate acquired
A shipment box which I admired.
The size was close that it could sit
upon my head, if it should fit.
And so I searched the internet
for pictures of a good helmet.
I found success in history
when Romans wore this mystery.
I set about with board and blade
and soon my project was half made.
My camera was thus tossed aside
as I carved the box with pride.
Though the reference didn't show it,
I already did mostly know it.
My imagery was not the best
but I set out to make the crest.
As ancient scissors cut the notches
They resembled cardboard swatches.
So top heavy in my hand
I trusted it would make it grand.
Inserted fully, held on top
Without so much as one drop
Of glue or tape within my reach:
A rule I would not dare breach.
So, hows it fit? Not very well,
unless my head begins to swell.
Which wouldn't be so hard to do
since cardboard hats protect like poo.