Sunday, February 22, 2009

Birthday Tea


Hear her say 'For goodness sake!
You ought to know I don't like cake!
You waltz in here, proud as you please,
When I'd much prefer a hunk of cheese!
I haven't got a sweet-tooth, dear!
How many times I've made that clear!
Alright, it took a whole afternoon!
Alright, young Edwin licked the spoon!
Alright, you're feeling quite worn out!
Alright, dear! There's no need to pout!
I'll cut the cake, will that satisfy you?
I trust that that will pacify you!
And yes, I'll actually eat a slice,
But only one, that will suffice.
Just a crumb with tea in a cup.
But I can't promise I wont throw-up!
Icing is so sweet and sickly!
Maybe if I eat it quickly!
Cake crumbs under my new front plate!
I've told you that's something that I hate!
Why! This cake isn't even decorated!
And where are the candles? Not located!
Cakes look nice when the icing's pink.
Pink's a good colour for cakes, I think.
What's that dear? You prefer white?
Well, if you're happy, that's alright.
A cake without candles! What a farce!
And where's my name? Well, I'll let that pass.
I bet there will be some mishap!
There! I've dropped some on my lap!
What a birthday! Was it too hard
To send your mother a birthday card?
You sent an email! Fair enough!
You know I hate that new-fangled stuff!
Now of course there's the little question
Of Mummy getting indigestion!
My pills, silly girl, in the top drawer there!
Sometimes I think you don't even care.
Are you going? Well, toodle-oo!
Yes, my darling, I love you too!


Darlene said...

Wonderful poem about an ungrateful Mom who doesn't have a clue.

Patty said...

LOL, sounds like some of us Mother's. Even though I try not to be that way. Sometimes little things slip out before I realize what I've said. LOL

Kat said...

I think this Mom loves her daughter so much. And despairs that her daughter hadn't taken enough care on finer things.

Her thoughts swirl as if she is not particular about cake and greetings. But the longing of attention from daughter, can be felt.

My love to this Mom..!!!

LA Nickers said...

Oh, Lord, let us not lose our sense of humor, even as we lose our minds.

(OK, today's my birthday, so I had to say so.)