Wallace LaBenne

Parenting Styles Of Mommas and Poppas

Poetry sounds like snowflakes landing on spring flowers. I write, read and hear poems with my heart.

Parenting Styles Of Mommas and Poppas
(or vice versa)

While the mommas nagged the kids turned off their ears
While the poppas bragged the kids listened with cheers

While the poppas slapped the kids cried out from aches
While the mommas clapped the kids reduced their shakes

While the mommas boiled the kids covered their tracks
While the poppas spoiled the kids gnawed on the snacks

While the poppas gaffed the kids muddled through lies
While the mommas laughed the kids launched the surprise

© Wallace Dean LaBenne

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