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It's About Time

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It's About Time

‘It’s about time you grew up!’
She heard her complain
As her head started thumping 
And she threw up again

‘That’s three times this week 
You’ve been out on the town
Don’t you think that at your age
You should calm yourself down?’

Concealed under covers
She tried to ignore
The judgmental spectre
That stood at the door

‘Oh please go away, 
You’re hurting my head
Can’t you see that I’m dying?
Just leave me in bed!’

But the censure continued
‘You look a right state
It serves your self right
For staying out late

And drinking ‘til all hours
You need to desist
You’ll ruin your liver
If you keep getting pissed

I don’t suppose for one minute
You’ll get up today
Just as well you’re not working
That’s all I can say!’

‘And I really do think
It’s about time you oughta
Set a better example
To me, as your daughter!’

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Hi Janette what a twist at the end brill loved it made me smile, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 10:03:00 AM
    This is such an awesome write my dear, Janette. I'm delighted while reading it and quite emotionally carried away. thank you for sharing it. Have a blessed and grace-filled time/day always!!! luv/hugs:)Leonora