Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Granny Tipping

Carol Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman - LIFETIME Premium Member Carol Eastman - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Granny Tipping which was written by poet Carol Eastman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Carol Eastman

Best Carol Eastman Poems

+ Fav Poet

Granny Tipping

My son is getting older, and he just went back to College, the other day.
But he had enjoyed the summer, by adding a new game to his daily play.
He called it Troll Tipping as daily he targeted another, and wore him out.
By dinner, the Troll would fall asleep, as my son claimed his dessert, so devout.

But wearing out a Troll, is not such an easy thing, so many a night, a Troll got his.
What a shame! But as a resourceful college man, at devising plans he was a whiz.
He offered them a Fun Filled Tip, yes, a way to get others, to do their daily chores.
The cost to each individual Troll, was their sweet dessert, that night, nothing more.

He was doing great, as he ran thru many a Troll, but then our suspicions did unfold.
You see, this bred unrest, as a number of fights started, amongst our beloved Trolls.
Scheming isn’t sharing, so Grandpa Troll had a TALK, life changing, or so it’s told.
But Boys are boys, and desserts were to be had, so he made a new plan, quite bold.

You might say he invented Granny Tipping, yes, now it was MY dessert, on the line.
Now this would be quite simple, for at my age, I can easily, become tiredly inclined.
But the one thing he’d forgot: is how crafty age had made this old one, in her efforts. 
As dinner wound down, I cued Grandpa Troll, to help deliver, those delicious desserts.

I told my son, that they were made to be his favorite, simply in honor, of his behalf.
Then I pretended to fall asleep, and he quickly took my dessert, with a joyous laugh.
Then suddenly his eyes grew big! And I awoke, looking him quite clearly, in the eye.
I lied that, I added laxatives and terrible cod liver oil, to my dessert nightly, yes, so sly. 

Making them easier to swallow, but if he wanted more dessert, he only had to ASK.
He quickly sped away, to wash that terrible taste, out of his mouth, a daunting task!
And we all had our chance to laugh at him… as the joke was finally on him, at last.
I call this, Bad Behavior Tipping, and from that day to this, he asks for more, at last!

The game seemed to lose its luster that day, yes, manners did a BIG, comeback.
The moral is to politely ask… Playing clever little games… is NEVER for the best!

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:10:00 AM
    another witty poem from your pen...enjoyed the journey that comes from a wonderful imagination and mingles life's events.... good poem :)

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:58:00 AM
    This write brought several good laughs, a couple of guffaws and many knowing smiles.... Well done.... Most enjoyable.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:49:00 AM
    I truly enjoyed reading this one this morning. It made me laugh. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Just love this, Carol, so interesting to read, enjoyed...

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 9:55:00 PM
    You have a very unique style of writing. Your stories are great.

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:07:00 PM
    Nice story of emotions and sentiments, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:17:00 PM
    :)))) - - - a big smile for the nice story Carol - Always nice to read your stories. - The moral is good ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)