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A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi. (In front of you, a precipice. Behind you, wolves.)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

National Poetry Month--Day 26--Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day

So today is Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day, which I didn't know until just now. I could totally have shared my poem at the dentist if I'd known. Ah well. We get to see the dental surgeon today too, so there's that. If you want to know what this is, go here. Otherwise, I'm writing something today but I'll probably show yesterday's poem since I really love how it came out. Anywho, here's today's children's poem:

Ever had something get stuck in your nose 
And you can't seem to get the thing out?

It could be a bean or a button or block
And all you can do is shout.

It's hiding way up there where nothing'll reach
Not a crochet hook, toothbrush or pen

When you tell your sweet mom about the obstruction
She freaks out and goes round the bend

She doesn't want screaming or stomping around
And she won't let you use your finger

It's a pretty sure bet that she'll haul you away 
To the doctor and that's a real zinger.

He'll try not to snicker with the nurses in back
He'll endeavor to get the thing out

And if you complain about no lollipop
You can bet you'll have reason to pout.

And your mom is irate at the time that you've shot
But she adores her fabulous kid

It's a much better plan that instead of all this
Don't stick it up there like you did.

© 2018 by H. Linn Murphy


  1. Ha, ha - been there done that with one of my kids. Luckily we got it out without having to go to the doctor - but it was not a fun adventure.

  2. Did that with one of my kids and a few daycare dandies. Yeah, not fun. But hilarious after and forever something to tease about.