Thursday, December 15, 2016

Expected to be mothered all the time

                                                                                              Attribution: Julianortega
Image: Nursing 4 Kittens (here)

11 of 12 given words:
warp mutter mother sticky wasting 
ways slipped faces father mouth straw

3WW words:
unacceptable vain wakeful

Held onto a warped view of life
Muttering incessantly to himself
Expected to be mothered all the time
Rather sticky responding to orders
In his own wasting ways
he was vain in his attitude
A father figure mouthing
unpleasantries whenever
he felt like doing it

In his wakeful hours he wanted
them to serve him well
When he slipped under the covers
to retire the night there were
happy faces from those around

He was beginning to be unacceptable
It was the last straw until they realized
it was all but some silly mistakes
He was a she after all!
and 'he' was pregnant!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #90
Thomg's 3WW #510
Elizabeth's Creativity Challenge Day 25  -  mistakes
Bjorn's at d'Verse's OLN #186


  1. Thanks for the smile. Some mistakes are better than others,


  2. lol whoopsy, two mistakes, hopefully a merry one though

  3. This was great poetry Hank, brought a smile to my face.
    Mistakes do often happen in life but to learn from them is the secret.

  4. Our first full moon in Hawaii, a mama cat gave birth in our bed between us in the wee hours!

  5. LOL, this made me smile. "He" had a reason to be grouchy.

  6. You span this very well towards its reveal... Yet again, a highly original write...

  7. Oh wow! talk about unexpected endings. :))

  8. Some surprises are just more cuddly than others. Love this, Hank!

  9. This is too cute. Called to mind when my sister had her second baby my very excited dad called to tell me it was a boy before calling back to tell me he was wrong. Mistook the umbilical cord for that boy-thing. Mistake!

  10. all smiles...that's a cool poem!

  11. Ah, bless, a nice deliberate red herring there - deliberate from you and maybe not so deliberate from the cat. Very cute!

  12. A father figure mouthing
    unpleasantries whenever
    he felt like doing it...

    Don't remind me of my youth ;)

    Hey, did I see a Poetry Tank on my X-mas card?

  13. Oh I didn't see that coming.....and apparently I wasn't the only one! haha

  14. Cute and clever. Enjoyed the chuckle.