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Once upon a time,
there was a precious baby named Joe.
He was chubby and cuddly from the top of his head
to the tip of each little toe.
He had two big sisters and a brother, too.
And two cats and a dog – what was he to do?!
At four months of age
he was cute as a button
and wise as a sage.
His body was in motion from morning to night
and he spoke his words with animation and delight.
He raised his eye brushes and furrowed his brow
in an effort to explain what he was saying right now.
But nothing could prepare him for a grandma who came
to tend to his needs – oh, he will never be the same.
While his parents took flight
so they could party all night,
Little Joe cooed and discussed world affairs
until it was time to be taken upstairs.
To the changing table he went
with the grandma of this story so confident
that he didn’t know how to say
that the diaper she placed went the wrong way -
the front was back and the back was front …
but Joe didn’t care and gave not even a grunt.
When his mommy came home and discovered his plight,
she went into gales of laughter to see such a sight.
So grandma is now famous for her antics that night,
but Little Joe knows her only as a bearer of light.
2008 © Carolyn Sommers