Saturday, April 18, 2009

Manifest Desitiny


Manifest Desitiny

there is a tiny tyrant in the house
the condition of his bottom
is of prime concern

no one can sleep when master
wishes an audience
with two inferiors in his thrall

he has conquered the frontier
of spare room, den or office
that land where adults ruled

he has pushed them to the limits
and then to the reservation
of a steaming shower, where they cry

Lord, help them when he is hungry
or unhappy or bored or sees his shadow
forbid it, that he get diaper rash

they will search the cabinets and bags
that mark their former happy land
in search of Desitin, a peace offering

those he conquers will never be the same

3 comments:

  1. no kidden....now it is the grandchildren

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  2. Very cute and funny! Tiny tyrant definitely describes my godson! Thank you for this!

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  3. LOL This reminds me I'm supposed to be happy mine are grown. Instead it makes me wish for them to be little again.

    http://lori102870.blogspot.com/2009/04/had-it-been-snake-it-wouldve-bitten.html

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