6pm

6pm

 

I can hear the screaming

Some beasts infernal bleating

What could be the meaning

Of these screams that aren’t retreating

 

Look out through the door

Down a slightly shadowed hall

My  stomach on the floor

Towards me demons crawl

 

My knees are weak and knocking

The sight is more than shocking

To left and right heads cocking

Wearing smiles that are mocking

 

Sweat on my forehead’s beading

What are these demons needing

Insights flash revealing…

 

My children just need feeding

 

©Aarron Mondello

11/5/2018

Things I Always Say

By Aarron Mondello

20/11/2017

If you take a book off my shelf
Put it back in the same space
If you watch one of my movies
Put it back it’s right case
If you empty the toilet roll
Put another in its place
If you think you’re eating dinner here
Best go wash you hands and face
If you’re inside walk don’t run
It’s not a bloody race
If you’re going out today
Behave with with a bit of grace
If you’re putting sneakers on
Don’t forget to tie the lace
If you’re putting flowers on my table
Use the silver vase
If I call you then please come here
Don’t make me give chase
If you speak don’t lie to me
It really is a disgrace
And if you mess up and I chastise you
Don’t make that bloody face
If you listened I wouldn’t have to          Repeat myself all day

©2017


Featured image: Statler from Jim Henson’s The Muppets

 

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A Mother’s Rhyme

By Aarron Mondello

13/11/2017

A cry a whimper
You have nothing to fear
Squirming agitated
Mummas here
Hush now little one
Don’t you fret
Hush now darling
Never forget
All your life
You’ll have me
To make you feel as
Happy as you can be
I’ll care for you
And teach you all
You need to know
To get up from a fall
In your veins
Mothers blood pumps
From my heart
Pure love runs
You’ll always have
A piece of me
To help your wounded
Spirit free
To move on
From hard times
This I swear
In a Mother’s Rhyme.


Featured image: Mother Berthe Holding Her Baby by Mary Cassatt.