The Haphazardly Poetical – The Many (More) Sayings of Millie’s Mum

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As nobody actually denounced me as a clown for publishing a children’s poem a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d give you the second part of it today…


Oops a daisy. Never mind.
It’s all your mess I think you’ll find.
Your bedroom floor is a disgrace.
Wipe that smile from off your face.
Eat your cabbage. Comb your hair.
Don’t do handstands on that chair.
Can you turn that music down?
Millie, please don’t act the clown.
Undo your shoes, don’t slip them off.
Put your hand up when you cough.
You’ve been the same since you were born.
Leave that slug out on the lawn!
Wipe your shoes when you come in.
Do we have to make that din?
Are you sure you’ve washed your hands?
Don’t leave your bag just where it lands.
Walk straight there and come straight back.
You’ll give your dad a heart attack.
Come off there, you’ll break your neck.
You’re making me a nervous wreck.
Keep away, that puddle’s deep.
I love you lots – NOW GO TO SLEEP!

© C McQueen 2019

2 thoughts on “The Haphazardly Poetical – The Many (More) Sayings of Millie’s Mum

  1. Millie’s mum does sound a nag!
    But wait till Millie turns thirteen
    For then she’ll be, like, “That old bag!
    She’s horrible to me, and mean!”

    Yet when she’s old enough to be
    A mum herself her heart, now cold,
    Will thaw: she’ll come at last to see
    Her mother had a heart of gold.

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