Be Always Ready
Some children open the door of their rooms
Dressed in a uniform
Knowing their day instantly.
Because it is the same day as yesterday
And the day before
And the day before the day before.
Bealeen never knew what would happen
When she opened the door to a cupboard
Or the door to her room
Sometimes there were hints like fur coats
Or a winter scene,
Other times it was up to her to improvise.
Her parents, being magical,
Wanted to see how she would react
So they constantly threw her gentle hints
About what her day would be
One gentle hint came in dragon form
And she was nearly eaten,
Not being quite ready for that one.
Her grandmother kept asking them
To allow her a little bit of stability
But they wanted her to know nothing of that
And they insisted she should always be ready.
Today she opened the door to her room
And faced a firing squad. No one is ready for that!
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019