Chalk And Cheese
Once there were two sisters named
Chalk and Cheese.
Long ago, Cheese was blamed,
For a theft Chalk had committed.
Cheese, innocent, was soundly whipped -
Stealing could not be permitted,
In the bud it must be nipped.
Meanwhile Chalk, racked with guilt,
Slunk like a mongrel dog away,
Tears of misery she spilt,
Heavy was her heart that day.
Finally, Chalk confessed,
Sobbing with sincere remorse,
Her mother, whom she had addressed,
Forgave the silly girl, of course.
Cheese, far more strong and brave,
And far more honest, too,
Also generously forgave,
That's all she thought to do.
Timid Chalk did not bring
Disgrace upon the family name,
Nor much, in fact, of anything,
Having stayed far too tame.
She and Cheese have not been close,
She still owes Cheese a debt,
Self-loathing is a nasty dose,
One she never can forget.
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2020