Ten Tired Parents

TEN tired parents
Nursing evening wine
One moved onto vodka
And that left…

NINE tired parents
Gossiping at the gate
One stepped into the road
And that left…

EIGHT tired parents
Talking about heaven
One couldn’t wait
And that left…

SEVEN tired parents
With DIY to fix
One got electrocuted
And that left…

SIX tired parents
Washing up the knives
One slipped and cut themself
And that left…

FIVE tired parents
Wanting something more
One had a midlife crisis
And that left…

FOUR tired parents
As tired as can be
One passed out in Tesco
And that left…

THREE tired parents
Too sleep-deprived to chew
One choked on a biscuit
And that left…

TWO tired parents
Nagging, no longer fun,
One realised they’d become their parents
And that left…

ONE tired parent
Sitting all alone
They’d left baby in the trolley
When they’d driven home!

TEN tired parents
Back together again
Wondering what would happen
If they didn’t have their friends!



“It’s tiring work wearing your parents out…”

Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/abardwell/418423706

Haiku – “Call” & “Cheer”

A bumper crop from me today. It is actually my birthday… some birthday grumpiness may have sneaked in with these!

#1 – for me
Call the newspapers!
Swaddled in birthday cheer
I grump through the day

#2 – for the drinkers
Call it what you will-
Bottoms up, or down the hatch.
Really it means CHEERS!

#3 – for the international drinkers
Call it what you will-
Salud, sante, na zdravi,
Prost, or simply CHEERS!

#4 – for my mum
My mum is complex
But all it takes to cheer her
Is for me to call

#5 – for those who want a “proper” haiku!
Slap on some fake cheer
To rouse from comfy slumbers
Answer morning’s call

For more great haiku, check out: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-67-cheer-call/


Mum vs the Dragon (poem)

The little lad came bursting in
“Dad,” he cried, “come quick!
A dragon is attacking Mum;
She’s only got a stick!”

“Calm down, lad,” the dad replied,
Giving him a look.
“The dragon’s in with half a chance”
And continued with his book