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Serious Trouble

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Serious Trouble

For like many, having ignored their mother’s calling
Children have learned to identify her warning
For serious trouble will be paid
When procrastination has been overly made
Jamie! I hear as I watch TV
Please take out the trash if you please
Jamie!! I hear for a second time
I will at the end of my show-alright? 
Jamie Robert Hollingsworth the third!!!!!!
The moment of truth- now has arrived
Dashing to the trash as fast as I can travel 
 Before a bruising- caused by a paddle

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 4:41:00 PM

    Yes, most children know where the line has been drawn and how close they can come to the line before the paddle of education is applied to the seat of understanding..Enjoyed reading this eve..Got a chuckle and a memory..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 1:04:00 PM

    This is true, and HILARIOUS! Perfect imagery...

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:55:00 PM

    lol.......Must have respect for your mum Mark. Well done - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:32:00 PM

    Thanks Lily, I remember my mother calling downstairs for me, running up the stairs when she called my whole name.

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:27:00 PM

    I love it! Brings back memories. Every kid knows that when the full name gets busted out, they mean business lol I love this poem! -Lily<3