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Never force a trickle,wait for the shower

Back from his five nights summer camp
I bombarded my son with questions
What did you eat, when did you sleep
What was the best part and such
He gave me bored couple words-
‘Okay’, ‘not much’, ‘Yeah’  
And kept mum at some
I felt dejected, ignored and sad

But next night, he was abuzz with excitement
You know mom, I walked twenty thousand steps per day
I sparingly ate my snacks because I didn’t pack enough
We, freshmen had to clean the toilets each day
We flipped the teachers’ boats when canoeing
Can you cook noodles, I’ve missed them so.

I absorbed each word, relieved and exultant
And silently imbibed the priceless lesson I learnt
Never force a trickle
Wait for the shower

Written on:07/27/2016
Contest:'Create and Idiom' by Jesse Day


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Date: 8/3/2016 8:41:00 AM
I found your work well written, funny and entertaining. This poem is relatable and real. The idiom is creative and fit the theme of the poem very well. The contest was highly competitive which left out about 10 poems which were worthy of placement – including this one. As a matter of fact, if could list 11 places, you would make the list. Thanks for entering the contest and I will check out some more of your creative work!
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Sara Chansarkar
Date: 8/3/2016 9:27:00 AM
Thanks Jesse for you kind comment!I appreciate the encouragement!
Date: 7/27/2016 3:25:00 AM
A wonderful story behind the idiom, Sara. A great example. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Sara Chansarkar
Date: 8/3/2016 9:26:00 AM
Thanks Teppo!