A Limerick for My Mother

I hereby dedicate this limerick to my mother:

When my sister and I were quite young
We learned of things called vit-a-muns
We raided the stash
And got into a hash
When we ate a whole bottle of one*.

Our mom was sincerely appalled
At our daring and thievery galled
But it wasn’t too toxic
Though deserving of dropkicks,
She didn’t give us any at all.

*Incidentally, this is inspired by a true story. My sister and I figured that if Mom took a vitamin E every day, if we took a whole bottle’s worth of vitamin E, we might have a chance at being as pretty as she was. Alas, it didn’t work.

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  1. Kiyomi

     /  January 23, 2012

    I felt so sick!

  2. Diane Tadehara

     /  January 23, 2012

    Oh contraire, my love! I find you are both far more beautiful and lovely than I. But I still you love most. xoxo


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