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It's April Fools Today

My daddy played a trick on me
When I was just a tike
Asleep, I was in dreamland town
A 'riding on my bike

And suddenly - I hear a noise
A clanging sound it seems
It was my dad with pots in hand
He's banging on the beams

He's shouting out "wake up, wake up"
We're getting in the ride
It's time to go, no time to waste
We've got to get outside!

There's bees in here, they're everywhere
They're stinging all they see
Get in those clothes, hitch up your boots
It's time for us to flee!

So up I jump, still in a daze
What happened to my bike?
Where are my clothes, can't find my boots
Oh my, this I don't like

We run outside, hey - where's the car
Dad woke us up you know
Those bees in there will sting for sure
It's time for us to go!

My dad's outside with teary eyes
From laughing all the way
He turns to us and with a grin
"It's April Fools today!


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  1. Date: 4/17/2015 5:53:00 PM

    Hi Neva, must be great to have a dad with a fine sense of humour. Laughter is such good medicine. I love ythe flow and rhyming of your poem, my friend as well as the great words. Have a great weekend....Peter
  1. Date: 4/14/2015 6:16:00 PM

    A father with a wild sense of humor..Cute work about the happening or maybe just a wild imagination thought it up..Enjoyed reading it ..It has good flow, rhythm and rhyme..Thanks for stopping by..I appreciate you doing so..Sara
  1. Date: 4/14/2015 10:20:00 AM

    Oh ha ha so he told u bees had invaded as an april fool joke eh! And u wrote a super rhyming poem so enjoyable to read on it wow! U are a fun fine poetess. Nice to read frm u again. Kudos.
  1. Date: 4/14/2015 9:55:00 AM

    cute and funny Neva.. :)! I enjoyed reading it.. ;)~olive eloisa hugs and God bless..
  1. Date: 4/8/2015 1:27:00 PM

    Thank for the sweet reply to my comment....PS.... Yes, I was full of pranks. I pulled a fast one on my sister. I called her up, asked if she wants to have lunch. She said yes, I told her to get dressed then call me when she was ready for me to pick her up... LOL, after she called, I told her to wait outside, cause I was on my way. After 15 minutes of waiting. She told me I was taking long. LOL, then I yelled APRIL FOOLS! LOL, gosh I got her good. That is why I love this poem. LOL, this dad rocks
  1. Date: 4/7/2015 2:11:00 PM

    - Sorry, I'm a little late with April fools ..... but enjoy reading this Neva :))) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2015 2:07:00 AM

    Wow.. a spine-tingling tale told with poetic mastery...
  1. Date: 4/6/2015 6:36:00 PM

    WOW, Neva you have a very fast and amazing flow. I hope you don't mind when I say this... LOL, I love the April fools joke your daddy played on you. I'm sure it's only a creative poem. However, it is awesome! Mostly I enjoyed the Dad's GRIN... I can picture it. I pulled many foolish jokes this April first... Hugs..LINDA
  1. Date: 4/4/2015 8:56:00 AM

    This is a song like poem written with your usual wonderful style. The words are fun and conjure images of wholesome fun. Emile. #7
  1. Date: 4/2/2015 12:17:00 PM

    What a lovely, witty fun poem, Neva:) Much enjoyed! Luckily this year I managed to avoid all types of embarrassing situations! Happy Easter! // paul
  1. Date: 4/1/2015 3:56:00 PM

    lovely fun write - hope you had a great fun day:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 4/1/2015 1:05:00 PM

    I'm waiting to see what my kids come up with today. This was so cute and fun! Thanks for posting it!

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