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A Mum and Dad (to their child)

Dad: There’s a monster in the cupboard.
Mum: I’ve sent it away.
Dad: A policeman up ahead, he’s watching you.
Mum: I’ll cuddle you in bed.
Dad: I’ve poisoned your pet.
Mum: I’ll take him to the vet.
Dad: I’ve put on a scary movie.
Mum: Let’s watch a kids film instead.
Dad: There’s no more food to eat.
Mum: Just one more sweet.
Dad: Look at the pictures on my camera, son
Mum: I’m reading “Room on the Broom”.
Dad: Just go to sleep!
Mum: I’ll hold your hand until you drift.

Mums are like goddesses, Venus de Milos
Dads are from Mars,
thank goodness together they made a bright star,

About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.


2 thoughts on “A Mum and Dad (to their child)

  1. I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

    Posted by Jane | April 28, 2016, 10:15 am

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