by Bob'n Around
Invisible matters of the mind turned real into the written word.
|2nd Place co-win at the Writing 4 Kids Contest
Jenny Play loved her last name
She loved to do what it said.
When her mom asked for help
Jenny wanted to play instead
of cleaning her room or making her bed.
I’ll do what you ask later
She swooned at what fate left her,
Vacuuming always came to soon.
Washing dishes was best left fishes
Done by the light of the moon.
Tomorrow was the best time to get things done
Unless it involved having fun.
“You’re skating on thin ice,” her mother said.
Of ice skates, Jenny Play had none.
“I’ll do all my chores if you get me some.”
It was agreed with remarkable speed.
Jenny Play wins awards for doing chores in need.
She never gets bored at the rink.
It’s enough to give pause and make one think.
Jenny and mom never keep score, every more.
They both love the sound of ice skates going clink clink.
Mom and daughter enjoy doing chores and skating together,
They do both during good or bad foul weather,
dancing on their toes, during chores they spin close,
in the rink their skates flash, slide and wink.
24 line poem for the January "Writing 4 Kids Contest"