chocolate sauce on your nose

chocolate sauce on your nose

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
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Children

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Come here to me, 
my little sweet-pea.
I need a better look, 
Your silence, said come see. 
And there you were,
 in the willow tree. 
Have you snuck a yummy snack? 
That face takes me back. 
I adore those bobbing curls. 

There's mischief, 
in your sea of green. 
Son are you being coy with me? 
I see you shake  your head so sweet. 
Are you sure you didn't get sister's treat? 
Her pooling eyes of grey, 
says a storm, will come our way. 
Now one more time I'll ask 
tell the truth my little lamb. 
Look at tiny sister Rose 
then tell. 
Because I'm sure 
that's chocolate sauce on your nose.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


Author's Note

Cherrie Palmer
:) just popped in my head

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and they think they get away with murder...not even realizing the evidence is showing...
I just love this...we thought we were so sneaky when we were kids...but the parents knew more than they ever let on.
thanks for this smile this morning, Cherrie.
j.

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Posted 4 Months Ago


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Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

I know didn't we think we were sly? And I guess that trait is genetic:)



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Just laughed aloud at that last line! What a lovely finish to a delightfully colourful piece of writing, a story of sweet sibling goings-on set in a gentle yet fun-gasping time! ' Her pooling eyes of grey, - says a storm, will come our way. ' And that can happen, were seven of us.. and though we were usually gentle and kind, there could be the odd shouty, moany time!

Delightful and memorable, Cherrie.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Yes, we had six and when they hit third grade and up I separated the snacks for the week by person. .. read more
emmajoy

3 Months Ago

Laughing even at that, trying to imagine how it was.. remembering back.. Enjoy your day, Cherrie.
"Your silence, said come see. "
Always a give-away when children are silent, you just know that mischief is afoot lol..

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Amen to that:) a dad says yeah the kids are quite and a mom says holy moly quick find the children.
Stella Armour

3 Months Ago

spot on with that... mum always knows lol
You've captured their trickery and artfulness so well, Cherrie. There's nothing like the multitude of joy and absolute wonder of a child!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

they are an endless source of joy and or surprises.
Kelly Scheppers

3 Months Ago

I must confess though, they do grow up much too fast!
This is so lovely, I absolutely adore the way you capture a childlike quality and playfulness throughout, yet it is accompanied with great imagery of a storm which touches upon the mischief and potential danger of being naughty and getting found out - as experienced by the child. I really enjoyed this,
Thank you,
Laura

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Thank you, dear the idea popped in my head, and it wrote itself.
Lol granny goose moments I love it reminded me of my kids when they were little thanks for the memories xx loved it Cherrie the world can sure do with more moments like these

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

Thank you Julie
I have to confess I thought the Granny Goose was funny too.
I'm going to resist saying this poem should be printed on a terrycloth towel and hanging on someone's kitchen wall.
Instead, Cherrie, I'll go with cute, charming and endearing

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

Thank you Jimmy, I guess I had one of those granny goose moments:)
My mom always knew what I've been up to when I was just little or maybe even now. This brings me back so many chocolate tragedies.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

If there is going to be a tragedy in life let it be of chocolate:)
Soooooo Sweet Cherrie! Love the innocence, flow, lilt and rhyme of it. Children at their wonderful mischief- irresistable! So like a nursery rhyme in its lovely sing-song musicality. We feel the beaming warmth of a mother’s-love for her children shining through from beginning to end. Just beautiful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

I thought this would make a cute little picture book.
Annette Pisano-Higley

4 Months Ago

It absolutely would!
Sweet and adorable! When i was a kid, i used to sneak around alot and thought i would never get caught! Ha ha ha! My Mom tells me all the funny story now!
Thank you for remind me a sweet childhood.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

I like when a writing stops being about the words written and becomes a door to a memory.
HB Rita

4 Months Ago

It is. Honestly
Absolutely adorable...and so filled with love for a son and daughter. Perfect for this week because it was Sibling's day! Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Months Ago

Thank you Lydia all day I planned on writing another poem but didn't get around to it. As I was abo.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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