Saturday, April 21, 2012

Out Like a Light!*

(An Acrostic)

Our baby screamed like a banshee baby!
Upset by the sound of fireworks, maybe?
Tickling didn't seem to help!
Loving hugs just caused a yelp!
Irritation grew apace!
Kisses brought on more hysteria;
Eyes (that's ours) grew ever blearier!
Anguished howls just rent the air.
'Little sweetie' didn't care!
Ineffectual our placating!
Goaded, we were contemplating
Having him adopted, maybe!
Then he dropped off! Naughty baby!


It's odd to think the picture here,
Revealing something we hold dear,
Would have been a mystery
Before about 1973!
These little morsels of cheesy crunch,
Nice to nibble, nice to munch,
Wouldn't have been available,
Desirable, attainable!
Because, you see, in that distant age,
Cheezles hadn't become the rage.
They still lived in an inventive mind;
And no deal had been sealed or signed!
'What on earth.......?' folk would have said,
Turning to nuts or fruit instead.
'Little pebbles, painted yellow?
Each one looking like its fellow?
What strange artifacts are these?'
(Never giving a thought to cheese!)


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