This April's Fool

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This April's Fool

This was the day
it all began.
It started out
with raisin bran...
a bit of fiber
and a bit of fruit,
from a little seed,
a weed took root.

April first was
very near...
tomorrow came
and it was here.
I had a plan
to pay respect,
to play a game
I can't neglect.

Now my dear mum
gets such a fright
whene're a mouse
should come to sight.
So I did place
a rubber mouse...
within that box
yes, I, the louse.

And then I served
my mother dear
a breakfast that
I fetched with cheer.
Held the chair
for her to sit...
then bustled with
my preplanned wit.

With innocence
I feigned to set
a meal that I
would much regret.
A cup of brew
in a favorite cup,
just the thing
to wake her up.

A bowl and spoon
and sugar too,
and box of bran,
her favorite, true.
Raisin bran
was just the thing
to make my dear mum's
taste buds sing.

It all went off
without a hitch
except for but
one single glitch...
When she poured
her raisin bran,
she grabbed a cast iron
frying pan...

Trying to kill
that rubber thing,
my mum delivered
a savage swing...
Hit my head and
knocked me out,
a single blow,
with mighty clout!

A lesson came to
roost that day
when for my wit
I had to pay.
This April Fool,
in brilliant plan...
hid a mouse
in raisin bran!









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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

No-Clue you crack me up, where do you get your imagination from, Up and very funny lol


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

star, the workings of a twisted mind! LOL...this silly little poem wrote itself! The ending came as a complete surprise, to even me! The first line came to me in the bathroom, of all places! As I tapped it out, it began to write itself and take on its own path. Initially I thought mama would die of fright...but....as you see, it turned on me! Thanks for being the first responder! Hugs!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

That was very clever... and with April Fools coming up soon... I know now not to do that kind of trick!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, barbergirl! In truth, I gave up April's Fools tricks because they always seemed to backfire on me!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great!

Funny stuff and voted that way.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Mr. Starr, you are too kind! But, I am so glad!


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

No_Clue...this is AWESOME! I just love it...but then 'twisted minds think alike' lol...great job!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

ATTYs tumbweed! ATTYs!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ha ha - I gave up on April Fools tricks because I could never come up with a good one... and now that I knocked this off my list, I guess I still don't have another one. I was always famous for telling my parents I was pregnant. And then when I was pregnant, they didn't believe me... lol... guess that backfired too, and it really wasn't too funny.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Oh my! You make me glad I only had sons! LOL...God knows we had enough other scares that were real!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Very clever and delightful, Clue. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

hhaaha thats cute, never play an april fools joke on your mommy again lol


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

You got that right, Nikkij! Learnt my lesson!


sunnie 5 years ago

No clue I am lol..this was adorable in every way! Great job!


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

That was the funniest thing I've read in ages No_Clue, so cleverly done, thanks for the laughs but listen out for the bang - I just might try this one out!!:-)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

sunnie,thank you kindly! This little poem fairly wrote itself, a fun little thing!

Bumpsysmum, I am so happy to bring a laugh! but watch out for them skillets!


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

:-)I'm awatchin':-)


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

ROFHMSLMAO - HOW FUNNY! Nicely done.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you kindly, miss_jkim!I so appreciate your visit!


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Funny and clever! Too cute! What a way to learn a lesson.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Little Kim, you got that right! a hard lesson learned...Thanks!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

LOL that was hilarious! Better think twice =)


No_Clue 4 years ago

mAX, I do now! Thanks!

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