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The Grand Kids Explode

Updated on February 28, 2014
sibling giggles from Helen Taylor
sibling giggles from Helen Taylor
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Messy Hall from Anna Hull
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crying kid from Anna Ivanova
Mum with her self-poured big glass of wine from Ric Lomas
Mum with her self-poured big glass of wine from Ric Lomas

The sound of playing children is like a symphony, it's loud and stirring, and builds up at the end. Sometimes you're just glad when its over.

The Grand Kids Explode

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

What do I hear,

the hallway cracked,

thunderous steps,

boisterous claps,

pictures shifting from walls a bowed,

slippery rugs under foot exposed,

grasping and sliding,

on polished floor boards,

grunting and giggling,

thrashing toy swords,

my grandchildren parry,

and dodge each thrusting blow,

breathless and panting,

their laughing supposed,

in too much excitement,

smiles stretched to the max,

dry teeth and tears flowing,

not able to relax,

just wait for a moment,

disaster ready to pounce,

sure to be injury,

pain by the ounce,

and there it goes,

just in the nick of time,

a shrill screaming banshee,

has suffered in crime,

a poke in the eye,

a deep nail scratch,

exhausted two children,

over-tired, end of match,

and parents come padding,

to rescue the hordes,

of soldiers done fighting,

sleep the reward,

then silence descends

on my house once more,

the sobbing young vanquished,

their beds to restore,

and Mummy takes her wine,

and skulls it to ease the load,

one minute more

and those kids heads would explode.


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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jamie, something we all experience with kids. Take care.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Many a time have we left our children with the Grandparents. This is a familiar tale. Thank you for sharing. Jamie