A Lesson Mixed With Ice Cream - Poem by Dondi Bethea
Once upon a summer day
Two kids were on the street
And they were eating ice cream cones
So that they could beat the heat.
One was just a little boy
Of whom was five or six;
He had a double scoop of chocolate
That he tasted with his lips.
The second was a little girl
Of seven who was sweet;
She licked on her vanilla cone
Trying to be neat.
Both were very happy
Eating cream of white and brown,
When the little boy licked just too hard
And a scoop fell to the ground.
The little girl just looked and laughed,
“Ha ha, you little brat;
You just dropped yours on the ground
So how do you like that? ”
It’s not nice to pick on others, so,
As you could surely tell,
She went back to her own ice cream
And suddenly it fell.
The little boy saw this scene
Of two creams on the floor
And then went back to eating his,
For he still had one scoop more.
“I like this very much, ” he said,
To the girl who now looked bum,
“My chocolate cone tastes sweeter
Now that you have none.”
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