Baby twin opossums climbed to the top of the leaf

One said to the other, “This is beyond belief!”

“How do you think our mom found this barrier

To make us stay in her little carrier?”


“It won’t work. I’ll not stay.

Let’s take a jump; we’ll fly away.”


“But I’m hungry now, let’s wait a while.”

Lacking food is just not my style.”


“Think we can back down, real steady;

Check to see if mom has dinner ready?”


PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville

Write a one hundred word story sparked by the picture prompt. More stories of this type can be found by visiting Rochelle at Thanks, Rochelle and Trish, for this challenging event.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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20 Responses to FREEDOM? – NOT NOW

  1. A comical well-written poem! I enjoyed this.

  2. says:

    Great job, Oneta. I think we have another Ogden Nash in our midst.

  3. plaridel says:

    enough for today, it looks like they went as far as they could go for now.

  4. elmowrites says:

    Very cute – and very much the way children think, balancing the desire for comfort with the need for independence. Maybe they’ll go a bit further tomorrow.

  5. I enjoyed the dialog, Oneta.
    Have a good weekend … Isadora 😎

  6. Cute poem, Oneta.



  7. James McEwan says:

    Lovely. Your warm family prom made me think about those independent teenagers who grow up and never leave home.

  8. granonine says:

    Whimsical and entertaining. Made me smile 🙂

  9. notestowomen says:

    Oneta, this was a delightful poem. I enjoyed reading it 🙂

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