AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Myles Saulibio, iD. Enise, iD.L. Carroll, iTygo Lee, iTina Tessina, ikaren leung, iMartyn Kinsella-Jones, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

M. Andrew Sprong

  + Follow Me   

· 67 titles
· 81 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Jan, 2009

   Sitemap
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Haley Cork and the Blue Door


Short Stories
· Doctor of Calamity

· Crunch!

· Chapter 1 of The Clockwork Soul


Articles
· The Anatomy of a Chapter

· The Dangers of Tampering with Nature

· Nanotechnology and the Zero Point


Poetry
· Gully’s Return

· Push me Clara

· Rum Running

· In the Morning

· Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8

· Awakening the Skin

· A Universal Beauty

· A Peasant's Parting

· Weep for the Fallen

· Christmas Reproach

         More poetry...
News
· Naming the Novel

· Haley Cork and the Blue Door

M. Andrew Sprong, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

   
Books by M. Andrew Sprong
  A Teachable Moment (or I Told You So!)
by M. Andrew Sprong
Friday, March 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save


Recent poems by M. Andrew Sprong
•  Gully’s Return
•  Rum Running
•  Push me Clara
•  In the Morning
•  Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8
           >> View all 60



If you hadn’t the time to remember
with all of your senses amuck
then try not to whine to distraction
when your head’s in the banister, stuck.

If the pizza is bulblin’ and steamin’
but impatience is part of your plan
don’t complain when your mouth is in ribbons
nor rebuke when I scold you again.

If your fun is to run with some scissors
and you trip over something unseen
you’ll recall how I thrice told you not to
and I wasn’t just tryin’ to be mean.

If the dog growls when you start to tease him
and he tries to escape from a fight
don’t follow him under the table
lest he rip off your face with a bite.

If you drive with your arm out the window
and rudely gesture to people you scoff
don’t scream in such hideous horror
when a passing car lops it right off.

 


M. Andrew Sprong's Weblog


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by John Bidwell
This is so well done- it should be on display in many schools.
Much enjoyed.

John
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
It's a well known fact that it's easier said than done. :D Sad to say we all have to learn from our own mistakes. Well written.
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  From Above
  2.  Gypsy
  3.  'The real me'
  4.  My Girl, Alice
  5.  Soul Mates
  6.  Mother Nature's Lesson
  7.  Dreams Of Desires
  8.  While You Sleep
  9.  Words of Mine
  10.  Buttons

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.