Visiting Mom in Jail


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Coco has a new bad habit of reclining on the terrace table. As I was getting ready to do this prompt, I decided to try to incorporate her into the poem, using these photos as a further prompt.

Visiting Mom in Jail

If it were up to me, we’d both be off and hiking,
but as you can see, this is not to her liking.
You are instrumental for the reason she is balking,
for Instead of hiking, her fingers do the walking.

Clearly, I don’t fancy this. I see no plusses to it.
I denounce this action and I’ll tell you why I rue it.
My phrases you’ll find piquant . They’ll clearly break your heart.
But when they come to moving her, they will not make a start.

As you can see from shots above, they keep Mom behind bars
and only let her out at night to swim beneath the stars.
We feel so sorry for her that when she goes in to bed,
we all stream in behind her and cluster ’round her head.

We’re sure she craves as company the doggies she adores,
though she complains that Zoe farts and brother Morrie snores.
As for me, I lick her face and hands and arms and neck.
She says she does not like it, but I just think, “What the heck?”

As long as we are all on the same side of the bars,
we need to reassure her we consider her as ours.
Meanwhile, in the daytime when we clearly are not able,
I’ll stay as close as I can be by lying on the table!!!

Prompts today are denounce, fancy, plus, piquant, hike and instrumental.

15 thoughts on “Visiting Mom in Jail

  1. msjadeli

    Such a cute and honest poem. I’m sure Mlady and Dotty feel the same way about my ignoring them for the keyboard. When I first get up in the morning and sit on the couch and looking out of the window, they run to me and set themselves up for as long as I’m there. They don’t sleep with me, so your furbabies have the life of luxury in comparison.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Yes.. he’s finally bonding with the pair.. He was already bonded to Zoe but drew back when Coco joined the family. The girls are a bit overwhelming together.
          He is like an indulgent uncle.



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