Susie's choice

Susie's choice

A Poem by Mrudula Rani

Before I went to the hospital to have my baby,
My daughter made it very clear, without babbling,
"I do not want a sister."
Is she considering the conflict of interest?
"I want only a brother!"
Imbalance of ratio 2:1 bothering her?

When we brought home a baby boy,
He held her interest, like a new toy!
Finally, after a day or two
She boldly confessed; Babies are ugly, they poop,
Throw up and cry a lot.
When I grow up I am going to have a cat!

© 2018 Mrudula Rani



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Though, admittedly, your daughter will still have some of the same problems, they will, at least, be on a smaller, quieter scale.
A most amusing poetic anecdote!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

5 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Such a precious childhood memory told with clarity & playfulness! These are the moments that make writing sing & dance. As the baby of 9, I thought a big family would be great for me, too. Then I took care of dozens of nieces & nephews as I grew up, which helped me realize being an aunt is the best becuz I can give the cranky little bugger back! *smile* Great share with perfect details (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

I loved the term " cranky little bugger", babies are a handful, but you still got the firsthand ben.. read more
haha, funny. If only she knew cats do the same thing. Great poem!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
Rather let her believe now that cats don't poop and that they do not cry....:) Even my adult cat goes nuts sometimes and wakes me up at night!

The things kids say are often wonderful material for poetry!



Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

She knew cats are bit work too but why worry when you have a mom who does everything was her attitu.. read more
You just gone and nailed it again Mrudula. 'Susie's Choice' is so good on so many different levels, folk are gonna love it.

Susie by the way is not only innocent & a little darling, I'm sure but insightful and very astute x

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

Thank you my dear, dear friend for the sweetest words . I appreciate your affectionate review very m.. read more
Neville Pettitt

6 Months Ago

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Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Hahaha... she is smart :p
Always better to have a cat ..
No dinner time .. mummy clean me up callings.. lol..
And then to be bitten in strange ways and wonder if you gave birth to a vampire heheh happens all the time... ( I wonder it's to do with me reading vampire books during my pregnancy :p)

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

I had million advices from family telling me what to read and what to eat during the pregnancy. It.. read more
That girl has brains.
Cats are self-sufficient.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

She is a genius. Was reading encyclopedias by 7!
Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

Mega genius.
Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

Thank you.
Young children don't know better.dont they know when you have a sibling they can take 50% of the blame

Posted 6 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

6 Months Ago

I am glad she never knew that bit of wisdom.

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Added on March 4, 2018
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