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A Cold Ice Cream Cone
by Susan K. de Vegter
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For my son Lindsay III…

It was just yesterday when you pulled on your Oshkosh (by gosh ! Overalls)...rubbed the sleep out of your eyes and asked,
“Hey Mommy can I have some ice cream if I eat all my lunch today?”

~~~~~~~~~~~ Why Me Mom? ~~~~~~~~~~~~

By Susan Kathryn de Vegter
Copyright 2004

Curls all in blonde streaks with cheeks pink and smitten
With freckles all blotched and soft as a kitten
The smile that could melt any tyrant today
Would make my heart shine and brighten my day
The soft little voice all swathed in blue denim
Barefoot and proud and humming or singing
Always a product of my every dream
With cinnamon toast kisses that seemed
To come from a treasure somewhere I don’t know
With bubbled up lips with a buzz to bestow
The pains of this world from us hardened adults
To chase them somewhere that pains go to rust
You got your ice cream that day I recall
Then while on the front porch steps you called
“Hey mom! Don’t know what I’m su’posed to do
The cold part is melting while I’m all hot too
What does it mean to be hot all the same
When my ice cream is melting and I’m not to blame”
“Momma come here! It’s making a mess
The ants are here too and they’re getting the best
Part of my lunch …
Oh what should I do
I’m hot and it’s cold and I want it all too…"
I ran to the porch and sure ‘nuf it was gone
All that was left was a sweet-wafered cone
Clutched in the fist of my crying young lad
With a freckled red cheek and a face screaming sad
I made it a poem to make this a game
Then quietly I whispered
“It’s best all the same…
For if you had eaten all of that thing
The ants would be hungry from now until spring
It’s thoughtful for you to remember and care
For the smallest of creatures your ice cream to share.”
It was his lesson for that special day
When he learned at our home there’s always a way
“To be creative”…it’s still etched in stone
From that day he gave ants his cold ice cream cone.


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/10/2008
He shared his food with the ants and made his day better for it. Nothing like a cold ice cream cone to sooth the longing in yourself. You made his day giving him a treat and he gave the little ants a treat too and enjoyed nature besides. Take him often for ice cream even if older.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/15/2007
Ditto. Precious memories.

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/15/2007
I love this...precious memories~
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 7/15/2007
Such a sweet memory and wonderful offering you share. Lady J
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/15/2007
Oh this is such a precious memorable offering.....thank you sis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by F William Broome 7/15/2007
We are, each, a part of the whole, and this offering brings us into your earlier life with a sharing of parental love. How better could we start the day? A loving read, bringing our own membories piling up high like a double dip! Thank you, Sweet Mom. - Bill
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 7/15/2007
What lies ahead is-They stay with the love & caring-excitement & passion that has been witnessed by them in you & you in them & a chain-reaction of grace-love & beauty continues - - - -{wonder-filled-beauty}-love <>TedSO
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/14/2007
So endearing and brings back so many memories for me of my little girl and her problems that seemed so insurmountable to her but Dad always had an answer.

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/14/2007
precious memories
how they linger
how the ever fill my soul....

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 7/14/2007
I love this tender hearted poem..I have a son and two daughters. All grown, and I have written some lovely poetry about them..I think I will share a few with my readers..Thank you for this lovely poem woven so adorably!

Peace, Love, and Light
Amber "V"
Reviewed by William Cryer 7/14/2007
Very tender recollections =)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/14/2007
I got the munchies and you have to go and talk about ice cream...LOL, Ed
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