Ronda Larkin is a common mom with uncommon poetic perspectives.
A criminal is on the loose! The summer sun is hot!
This "breaking news" is commonplace:
Please...find me "news" that's not.
Alert me, when the idle youth, assist the old and frail;
And volunteer to mow the grass,
Or clean the county jail.
Report to me, when thieves decide to give back stolen cash;
Or litterbugs coordinate,
To pick up roadside trash.
Let me know, when money trees grow tall, and grass stays short:
I'll quickly change my landscape plan,
To test this "news" report.
Announce with speed, when sundaes constitute a balanced diet:
With fruit, nuts, and whipping cream;
In waffle cones - I'll try it!
Until that day, don't bother me; my interest is quite small.
Unless the "news" is really great,
Don't mention it at all.