I wonder why it is that:
Roger has to sneeze;
Grandpa starts to wheeze;
Mary closes her eyes;
The baby screams and cries;
Jillian makes a face
at Francine (who stole her space!);
because her hair is mussed;
while Aunt Sally
has primped and fussed;
and Randy and Ryan squabble
over who sits in the chair with a wobble...
Just as the photographer says,
"Now everyone look at me, please."
"Smile pretty and say, 'Cheese!'"
"One, two, three..."
"One, two, three..."
And then there we are, in all our glory,
one small piece of our family's story.
Preserved so future generations can see
just how many nuts are in the family tree.
Very cute and oh, so true with most family photos. We have a family picture from when I was a baby, Karen 7 and Larry 9. My mom looked like she could bite nails into - it must have been a HARD day! lolReplyDelete
Greetings Connie. I enjoyed reading your poetic-piece expressing your family, well done. A nice structure with good rhymes. Blessings to you. Love love, Andrew.ReplyDelete
Oh I enjoyed reading this so much and it's so true in some families like mine. I absolutely love your talent.ReplyDelete
serious chuckle on this one. So true. I wonder how long the royal family had to pose for the current wedding pics - or airbrushed perfection occurred. You have such a nice sense of humor and capture it well in a poem. Good job!ReplyDelete
Oh, this poem is absolutely priceless! Love it. My bet is a lot of people can relate.ReplyDelete
I LOVED it!! I agree with Andrew ~ your poems are so easy to read because of their good structure.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed reading your words about your family:)ReplyDelete
This sounds like my family lol. Great poem to capture family lifeReplyDelete
haha, this is SO good and SO true! I love seeing family photos that anyone posts because there is always THAT one - or two or...others who just won't get with the program.ReplyDelete
LOL, that's about right! I once had a weekend job taking pictures at Sears and getting the kids to pose could be a real challenge.ReplyDelete
This is hilariously true, Connie. There's always at least one person who looks "off." So another photo is taken, and it's another person who looks "off." And so on. Very fun, and you ended it with the perfect line.ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
PS Connie, when you get a chance, would you kindly email me at Rawknrobyn@aol.com? I can't find your email address. Have something fun to check in with you about. Thank you.ReplyDelete
what an absolutely interesting family portrait dear Connie!ReplyDelete
you portray the whole process so brilliantly and amazingly
as this is everyday happening even here
whenever i try to take shot my both sons seem hard to stay in frame with right pause :)
I too agree that this poem was a perfect representation of a family photo session, Connie. And, it doesn't matter whose family members are named here if anyone's because it's a universal theme.ReplyDelete
So true, but very funny!ReplyDelete
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Love your poem. The ending fits my family, lol... Hugs, ljReplyDelete
Connie, You really zoomed in on all of the emotions of having a family portrait taken! This really hits home and your last line sums it up beautifully! A fun family classic!ReplyDelete
Yes I love family pictures, and you described it perfectly. Moms hair is mussed, baby screaming is so perfect poemReplyDelete
Thank you all for your comments. I'm glad so many could relate to this one.ReplyDelete