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Topic: Hunger (11/08/04)

TITLE: Chocolate Milk?
By Susanne Williams
11/12/04

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Chocolate Milk?

Last night, I decided, I didn't want dinner-
At this game, I'm just a beginner.
I told Mom and Dad I didn't want to eat-
Anything - except a treat.

The food, on my plate, I wouldn't touch-
Even though, it wasn't very much.
I just knew getting treats would be a breeze-
That Mom and Dad would give in with ease.

However, as time started to go by,
I began to fuss and cry.
As my stomach got more empty,
I started trying to get some sympathy.

Mom, I was sure, wanted to give in-
I knew, with her, I could win.
Dad, however, was a different story-
Even though, I am his glory.

All my tears couldn't wear him down-
He just, firmly, stood his ground.
Soon, it was, almost, time to go to bed
And I, still, had not been fed.

I tried to be as smooth as silk-
I asked to have some chocolate milk.
But, Mom and Dad, I could not fool-
Chocolate milk would break the rule.

My attitude began to change
As my little stomach was feeling strange.
I was beginning to run out of fight
In this battle of will and might.

At last, I realized I couldn't win-
So, I decided to give in.
Mom and Dad gave me back my plate-
This time, I gobbled - I didn't hesitate.

I wonder if I'll try, another day,
To break a rule and get my own way?
Right now, though, as my food tastes good-
I'm behaving like I should.


Member Comments
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Cheryl Johnson11/15/04
Very cute poem!
WENDY DECKER11/16/04
Very cute poem.
Karri Compton11/16/04
I enjoyed that. Glad someone else does that to their kids. God bless.
Debbie OConnor11/17/04
Fun poem! Been there as a kid and as a parent. And the mom's are easier to work, no doubt. Fun & funny.
Betty Shattuck11/18/04
Been there - done that, both as a kid and as a parent. Cute poem!
Rita Garcia11/19/04
Susanne, Very well done! Sometimes we only want to feast on the "treats" in His Word! Blessings, Rita
Deborah Anderson11/19/04
This was adorable. God bless you.
Pam Williams11/21/04
A fun read -- Great verse!