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Monday, April 20, 2015

Children Are Sometimes Irritating

Day 21:   21st April,  21st poem
The sun is shining, the sea is like a millpond - a springlike morning.

Just to follow the prompt I have given my poem a title that has a truth that cannot be refuted ( up to you). I had fun with this today. Thought it was a bit Joyce Grenville-ish. It's a bit tame in comparison to some of the times when I tried to gather my own children together, but...

Children Are Sometimes Irritating

Ah here's the book
Right let's sit down 
I'll tell you a story.
Need the loo mum ...
OK, Sam, 
Hurry up then...
No... you guys
Stay here
Keep still, 
He won't be long.
Here you are...
Come on.. sit , sit...
Now where were we??
No, you can't ..
Sit next to me,
Alex, 
It's Georgie's turn today,
But mum,
I can't see 
the book,
Well look,
Come sit on my lap
Now... 
Wow, 
Guys...
This wonderful story...
Yes, I see you've 
Cut your finger Chris, 
Mmm...
Oh dear, oh dear,
I'll get a plaster
When we're done...
OK, Alex, get Chris a plaster
Would you love!
Quickly mind!
No, don't cry,
No, I'm not angry..
Let's snuggle together...
Ok, everyone ready  ???
Yes...
Let's begin...
Once upon a time...
Brrring... brrring...brrring,
Bloody phone!!




16 comments :

  1. So typical - and that is for a fun reading. When it comes to giving granddaughters a piano lesson, for example ...

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  2. I remember those days! Mine are teens now. Thank you for the reminder that some things are much easier with a bit more age!

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  3. yes it is like Joyce Grenville

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  4. So true -- like puppies or baby ducks, all over the place and none of them in the same way! Reminds me of good times.

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  5. Thanks for your comments everyone.

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  6. Oh, yes. I have lived this. :)

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  7. Hehehe. What a great picture you've painted in rhyme! I giggle because I don't have kids... yet. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  8. Thanks Rachel . It's just such memories that bring me a smile when I think of the past.

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  9. Endearing. This is sort of like trying to herd cats.

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  10. This was brilliantly written, and I reminder to me why I do not have children *laughs* Bless all mothers/grandmothers everywhere... you have nerves of steel!

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  11. This made me smile, and my grandchildren are yet but 2-1/2 years and 5 months. A light-hearted memory to cherish here. Thank you for visiting my poem-a-day as well!

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  12. i can't find where to place my LIKE here...where 's the LIKE?

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  13. Happy you like it Ramsey. Not sure about the like thing

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  14. So funny! Phones are always irritating!

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  15. So many things use to interrupt our "special time". Phones just seemed to encompass the whole, what with their urgent ringing, not letting us ignore them.

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