“Set to Music” Naughty Little Pleasures

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My talented friend Christine Anfossie just surprised me with a musical rendition of my poem “Naughty Little Pleasures,” a poem I wrote for day 1 of NaPoWriMo 2018. If  you’d like to hear it, click on the arrow below:

If you like to read along, here is the poem again:

Naughty LIttle Pleasures

Naughty little pleasures, secret little games—
they are our private treasures, these solitary shames.
We never can admit them to family or friends,
for fear that doing so would  bring about their ends.
Childhood is when our private pleasure starts—
not stifling our sneezes or holding back our farts.
Eating the last cupcake or hiding Grandpa’s teeth.
Watching skirts on windy days to see what’s underneath.
Torturing sister’s Barbie Dolls and kidnapping her bears.
Reading Daddy’s magazines underneath the stairs.
Guzzling ice cream from the carton and milk right from the spout.
Opening sister’s love letters to see what they’re about.
Telling mom you’ll help her because she’s running late,
then licking all the cookies you’re putting on the plate.
If being perfect were more fun, then probably we would,
but there’s little pleasure in always being good.

NaPoWriMo

10 thoughts on ““Set to Music” Naughty Little Pleasures

  1. Joanne Sisco

    What a perfect way to start my day!! A wonderful piece of writing set to an upbeat tempo guaranteed to bring a smile on a gray and rainy day 🙂 …. which of course meant I had to listen to it more than once!!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It was a lovely gesture.. She has done this a number of time. Wrote the music for one of my children’s books and then worked her way through all of them. I only got one on garage band, however.
      Plus this one, now.

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