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Ma's Little Imp

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Ma's Little Imp

Tussled hair, bruised knees, toothless, lop-sided grin;
Ma is so thankful her dear little imp wasn't born a twin!
She likes things running smoothly, like a finely-tuned violin,
But her little boy marches to his own drum, much to her chagrin!

To begin the day he feeds his breakfast oatmeal to the dog.
Opening a drawer, Ma lets out a screech, finding a slimy frog!
He encourages a fight between Rusty the dog and Simba the cat,
And 'round and 'round they go, in raucous heated combat!

The preacher made his periodic call and settled in his seat.
A whoopee cushion made a lewd noise, startling him to his feet!
He mumbled a hasty good-by, and headed for the door,
As the little imp, choking with laughter, rolled upon the floor!

Ma made treats for her bridge club, saying they were not his fare,
But on bridge day, lo and behold, she found the cupboard bare!
He pestered his little sister unmercifully with never any slack!
"Mommy", she screamed, "he put a slimy worm down my back!"

Tho' he drives his long-suffering mother up the wall,
She wouldn't trade him for any other little boy at all.
After his prayers at bedtime and seeing his sweet, angelic smile,
Ma plops in her chair seeking repose from another daily trial!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (© All Rights Reserved)

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  1. Date: 2/25/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Finally I fount it and once again what a great read .What I love about your poem.YOU never use the same line, or rhyme twice. Thats how come I can rephrase myself, by saying very unique....POSTING TO MY FAVRIOTES AGAIN...

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 11:03:00 AM
    Great rhyme and rhythm in this humorous well written piece. Keep the creative pen flowing. I know that little boy wasn't you was he. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my poem "Dumplings". I had fun writing that one. Sara