Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Table Manners At All Times - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

rules for growing up in large families?
first up best dressed last up nothing left
unless you want to be styled in worst
hand me downs torn worst worn out
eat first eat fast when food is around...

hungry mouths make short work of food
left overs are as rare as lost diamonds
watch a family live in house feeding frenqy
watch park wolves take down deer kill
watch sharks in feeding frency devour fish...

watch older siblings growl hog best food
grounded for putting impolite elbows on table
no rule was utensils used on food not others...


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: Family


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in December 2014 on the 29.12.2014.

Comments about Table Manners At All Times by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Simone Inez Harriman (11/25/2015 12:48:00 AM)


    The food fight comes to mind....lol. I have had friends growing up in large families and it is exactly as you have described so well....10 (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/6/2015 3:45:00 AM)


    Watch a family and older siblings and realize the clear picture of family. Wonderful poem shared really. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2015



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