Wednesday, 2 August 2017

With my girl

In the front room with my girl, you know the one that had the curls.
Kiss and a tickle, she giggled and screamed, now we're in a pickle.
For surely now her Ma will come right in, just in case we've rowed.

I'll just make sure my girl is all buttoned up, yes, that's OK.
There's no knock upon the door but her Ma comes right in.
"You're quiet" she says smiling, "Your Dad's got the TV on loud."

Readers please forgive me for writing six line poetry instead but it's become a habit!

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  1. Poetry works. This scene plays out frequently, i know, and you have described it well.

  2. I am glad Dad grabbed the focus with high TV volume.
    lovely six sentences, OE.
    Best wishes,

  3. Leave it to dad to take the starring role! Lucky for them.

  4. Age old scenario... I was terrible . I'd always walk in on my children . They wanted their "privacy". I said they could have that when they moved out into their own home, but while they were in our home ... well you get the picture...

  5. actually like the poetry*

    Good six. Funny and real lifeish**

    *one more example of skill with words that I can enjoy (and try and analyze and understand how it's done.)
    ** not a real word (I'm pretty sure)

  6. Great story. Parents are always trying to stay one step ahead of their children! Most of the time it works, but not always.

  7. Fun story, brings back memories. At my house, my guy and I would have had to sit at opposite ends of the couch!