A CHILDISH TANTRUM IN SPIRIT

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Jan 13, 2018

The screaming got louder and
louder,
Her lungs were fit to burst,
But screaming from this three-
year-old
Was going to get far worse.

Her mother said: 'Now, Monica,
you really must calm down,'
They were shopping in the
supermarket
On the edge of town.

Then going down the chocolate
aisle,
More screams began to grow.
'There, there, Monica,' her 
mother said,
'Just two more aisles to go.'

At the checkout another 
tantrum,
But her mother did not snap.
She just said: 'Monica, we'll
be home soon,
You then can have a nap.'

The check-out assistant was
impressed,
She looked at the mother 
and smiled.
The way she'd remained so
very calm
With such an unruly child.

'You have such patience
with Monica,' she said,
'I'd have gone insane.'
The mother said: 'I'm 
Monica; 
My daughter's name is
Jane.'


BY
DARRYL ASHTON

   

 

Tags: Humor,

 

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