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Broken Biscuit Company

My five-year-old grandson, William,

Has a fine way with words, it seems.

He knows how to create a sensation,

He knows how to go to extremes.

Today, he put his ‘grandad biscuit’,

Into the pocket of his jeans.


Later, the crumbs were all over the car!

I was driving a mobile crumb machine!

“My biscuit literally exploded, grandad,

Like nothing you have ever seen!

The bits went here, the bits went there,

My ‘grandad biscuit’ went ev’rywhere!”

“In this mayhem, Will, did you tidy up,

And put the small pieces into a cup,

In this scene of biscuit catastrophe?”

“I left them all there for you to see,

It’s your job to sweep them up, actu’lly.

In explosions there are always casualties!”


A poet doesn’t take decisive action,

He merely describes the situation.

Sweet William’s a poet in the making.


◄ Lambs to the Slaughter

Viva La Vida ►


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John Botterill

Wed 27th Sep 2023 13:24

Thanks so much everyone for your lovely insightful and Inspiring comments 😄

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 18th Sep 2023 15:56

Somehow, the theme brings back those words about the child
being the father of the man! Basically, aren't all kids designed to
render their forebears obsolete? 😏

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Russell Jacklin

Sun 17th Sep 2023 15:28

I have a 12 and a 2-year-old grandson. It still amazes me how the oldest one gets the biscuit tin whilst the youngest one wears a face that cannot be refused.
I buy biscuits just to watch.
Accurate observation John loved it

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 17th Sep 2023 13:48

I can only agree with the last part, John. Also, I'm sure I've done the same thing with biscuits. Oh dear!

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Sat 16th Sep 2023 22:27

A nicely observed sleight of hand here John. The mastery of the children can amaze us all!


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Manish Singh Rajput

Sat 16th Sep 2023 13:49

William is definitely a poet in the making and he has your company which is like the cherry on the cake. This poem is lovely, John B!🌻

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