The chocolate on the countertop
Has disappeared, I fear:
The dogs who shouldn’t eat it
Also currently aren’t near.
Now, is it just coincidence
They disappeared from there?
Or is it true my doggie-loves
Have something they should share?
They turn their guilty eyes from mine
And will not tell me why.
But thought they cannot speak the truth,
They truly cannot lie.
I tell them it’s not good for them,
Plus, stealing is a sin!
But, if my kids don’t listen,
It may happen soon again.
For foods left on the counters
Are a constant, daily trial:
A testimony of
My kids’ and dog’s weak self denial.
The kids need help here cleaning –
And the doggies do not mind.
When kids forget, the dogs will eat
Whatever they may find.
June 25, 2013
This poem is actually a true story and is one of the reasons I have given myself a pen-name in these writings. If anyone who knows my kids reads these writings, the kids won’t have to be embarrassed. Of course, the dogs probably don’t care what I write about them: shameless creatures! Well, you gotta love ‘em!
I should also mention that we are all improving our cleaning habits, so poems like this should become a distant memory soon.
Praying for you to find the humor in your difficulties,