Just Plain Foolish

Just a chance for an old-fashioned, simple storyteller to say what needs to be said.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another childhood picture

Twelve years old,
apron on, making dinner,
younger children wait.

Dinner finished,
Bathtime finished, bedtime story
Then a book to read.

Up until midnight,
cup of tea, dinner ready,
waiting for Mom.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Quiet Paths said...

This really touched me in a way I'm not sure I can describe.

1/16/2008 1:28 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

I agree with quiet paths. This one reaches deep. Accolades for taking on the tasks, enjoying the reward. Provocative piece, for sure and nicely done!

1/16/2008 2:21 PM  
Blogger Sandy Carlson said...

The tone suggests loneliness and love. This is wonderful.
Writing in Faith

1/16/2008 3:57 PM  
Blogger aquamarine said...

wow, this is a really intense one, the child needing to fill the role of the adult and take care of the younger siblings. well done!

1/17/2008 7:09 AM  
Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

this took me somewhere beyond childhood (i am an only child)...my oldest daughter & i often share tea after the day's chores have ended...your offering is lovely

1/17/2008 4:19 PM  

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