James’s Mother

James has arrested his mother
It seems her main offence
Was publicly showing affection
And criminal dress sense

Though she whined for justice
And screamed “Who’ll cook the tea?”
James sited lots of other counts
Dating back to the age of three

The judge got very angry
Stating “Tea is no defence!
I think this case requires
At the least a death sentence.”

But James felt a prickle of conscience
Begged the judge for clemency
Suggesting community service
As long as she still cooked the tea

So his mother got off with a warning
And six hours a week digging roads
The boy had to agree for the sake of his tea
He would turn a blind eye to her clothes


Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Just a bit of summer fun, hope all's well and the sun is shining on you.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Very funny!! Yes it is, toooooo much so!!

12:32 AM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

A lot of fun is always a good thing! Have fun you too.

Bye, take care of yourself

2:02 AM  
Blogger jadedprimadonna said...

ROFL - great poem!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

It's a good thing mom's can get off with communi-tea service, dad's just get the death sentence (or at least the death subordinate phrase). Happy summer, my sweet, and mind the fickle kids.

2:12 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Oh my! What a twist!
Brings back memories!...
James James Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great care of his mother,
though he was only three
James James said to his mother,
Mother, he said, said he,
Never go down to the end of the town
Without consulting me.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Tee hee I like it! Nice and light and humerous! Hows the list for the writing workshop? cos I may be interested!

Ps lost ur email, if u can remember mine, let me know.

PPS gonna be in paper this week!


1:54 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

nice and breezy but still warm.

you haven't been taliking to my kids have you?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

Ho. Ho ho. And tee hee. Nice poem.

BTW - had a computer crisis - lost all my emails and address book. If you could email me - that would be good - and I can reinstate you.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Hahaha good fun reading your stuff after a long time!! Happy summer revelry :))

2:37 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Pat sounds like you're not a heat person

Carba hi

Jade thank-you

Russel I will pun-ish you for such terrible punns

MB a great favourite of mine my dad used to read it to me often along with the doormouse and the Dr

Laura feel free to drop in I'll give you details when I have finalised things

CJ of course

Roger I'm on it

prmod and to you

8:14 PM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

lol....kids!! hrmmmph!

sending a nice warm hug your way!

8:35 PM  
Blogger MAHARAJADHIRAJ said...

I can think of a whole lot of people from my childhood who I'd like
arrested... the 'criminal dress sense' charge was hilarious :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Hugs returned Gulnaz and great to hear from you

Maharaja yes but unfortunately my kids would probably like to arrest me allegedly it was the inident of the hand painted trousers in the playground that did it

10:08 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

Oh gee, I thought I commented here weeks ago. Guess Blogger ate it with tea. ;)

Love the "criminal dress sense"
and levity in your poem

11:03 AM  
Blogger Free Spirit said...

You really are something. :D

7:25 AM  

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