“Grandma, you have old skin; I have new skin. Smell it.”
“Um, smells good, sweetie pie”
“Grandma, what’s that?”
“That’s called a mole, honey.”
Grandma, why do you have those brown spots?”
“I’m just getting old, baby.”
“Grandma, I don’t have any of those blue lines on my hands.”
“No, you’re not old enough yet, my love”
“Grandma, why is your skin so floppy right there.”
“I don’t exercise enough, my sweet.”
“Grandma, how did you get that ouie?”
“Got poked by the tree branch, darling.”
“Grandma, want me to get a band-aid?”
“No, they tear my skin when I take them off, sugar plum.”
Moral: As the body becomes thin skinned, the spirit becomes thick-skinned.
(Writing201 (poetry) Lesson 3 Prose poem; subject, skin)
GOSSIP AND SUCH
Gossip, murmur, criticize, complain
With behavior like this, you will not gain.
Sad to say, but ‘tis true
When folks talk about you
They all agree you’re a pain!
(Writing201 (poetry) Lesson 4 limerick; subject, imperfection)