“Ohh no!” said Aunt Amelia, brushing flour from her hair,
“I need more baking soda and there’s nothing left in there.”
She grabbed her old umbrella, for it had begun to rain,
And out the door she hustled toward the grocery store on Main.
Now Marvin, the new Mailman, driving past Amelia’s door,
Turned on his windshield wipers as the rain began to pour.
He failed to pay attention, to the puddles that had grown,
And he splashed poor Aunt Amelia, and soaked her to the bone.
“Ohh my!” screeched Aunt Amelia, as her hair began to frizz.
She shook her fist at Marvin, sitting in that truck of his.
She was in such a frenzy, waving wildly here and there.
She flung her green umbrella - sent it flying through the air!
“Ohh stop!” cried Aunt Amelia as she watched it sail away.
“It’s heading straight for Eddie, who’s delivering eggs today!”
And like a guided missile - she couldn’t stop it now.
It clobbered Eggman Eddie, who hollered loudly “ow!”
The eggs were smashed and scattered on the sidewalk and the street,
When James came jogging towards them, not prepared for what he’d meet.
His sneakers hit the sidewalk, slick with egg white and the rain.
He landed on his backside, and he cried out from the pain.
“Ohhh dear!” groaned Aunt Amelia, with a look of dread and shock.
“How can so much disaster hit our quiet little block?”
But James began to chuckle, covered with a glaze of goo.
His laughter was contagious; Eddie started smiling, too.
“Ohhh wow!” Amelia giggled, “Now we’re all a pretty sight!”
The laughter changed their outlook and helped everyone feel light.
“Come on!” Amelia motioned, “You can wash up at my sink.”
“And once you get the egg off, I will give you both a drink.”
Amelia learned a lesson on that rainy, egg yolk day:
It’s better not to let your anger carry you away.
The moral of the story: let laughter take its place.
You won’t look quite so foolish when egg is on your face!
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