FAR OFF REVOLUTIONS 1952 | By: Terry Collett | | Category: Poem - Children Bookmark and Share


Always wash
your hands
before meals

Auntie said
and do not speak
with your mouth full

and stand
when a lady
enters the room

and be silent
when adult's speak
and I listened

and washed
my hands
in the small

white sink
and ate the breakfast
in a silent gaze

and stood
when Auntie came
in the room

and she said
not me Benny
you needn't

stand for me
I'm just your auntie
and no lady

but she was to me
but I never
said so not

with my mouth full
and my hands
till damp

from my short ablutions
and I scant knew
of the world's way

or far off revolutions.

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