The Perfect Day

       Mother Streusel

I’ll daydream for a moment

And imagine something fine

The most heavenly day ever

A day perfectly mine

Mother Streusel

I’ll wake up at a sleepover

To sunshine and birdsong

Probably in Florida

‘Cause that’s where I belong

Mother Streusel

I’ll wear my purple dress

Then get something to eat

Perhaps a piece of pizza

Or anything that’s sweet

Mother Streusel

I’ll go dress up my dolls

To make sure they look pretty

And then build them a castle

Or maybe a whole city

Mother Streusel

I’ll paint a lovely painting

And jump on a trampoline

While riding on a pony

And then I’ll become queen

Mother Streusel

Or maybe be a doctor

To help kids who are sick

I’ll make medicine that tastes

Like candy on a stick

Mother Streusel

My head will hit my pillow

When that day finally ends

…Or maybe I will have

Another sleepover with friends

 © 2014 Karyn Linnell

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Joy Gloom

Joy Gloom walked in the room

“It’s such a lovely day!

I’ve got a lot of money

And no bills I need to pay…

Mother Streusel

“Except for my electric bill

Which this month was double

And my phone bill and my rent

Oh no, I think I am in trouble.”

Mother Streusel

Joy Gloom was asked a question

By a friend at work.

“How was your trip to see your cousin?”

“Great! He’s such a jerk.”

Mother Streusel

Joy Gloom stayed at an inn

And stopped by the front desk

“How is your room?” the clerk asked

Joy said, “Oh, it’s the best!

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“The room is very lovely

Though it smells like rotten eggs

And there’s not a single cobweb

Just those ten daddy-long-legs.”

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The clerk was quite confused

So he asked, “How did you sleep?”

Joy Gloom said, “Like a baby!

I didn’t hear a peep!

Mother Streusel

“Except for those two tomcats

That had an awful brawl

And I think perhaps a marching band

Was playing in the hall.”

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Joy Gloom’s friends set her up

With a guy on a blind date

He had no ears, his teeth were black

Joy Gloom said, “Oh, he’s great.”

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© 2014 Karyn Linnell