ABC's - Sestina

Today, when I

leave school and walk home to my

house, I will see mommy

and dad.

And I’ll sing to them.  Because I know

my ABC’s.

 

My teacher taught us the ABC’s

but I

learned it the fastest, because I know

everything like my

dad.

And he’s a lot smarter than mommy.

 

I made mommy

cry when I sang my ABC’s.

But my dad

wasn’t there.  So I

waited for him to come home and hear my

new letters that I know.

 

I know

why mommy

cries now.  It wasn’t because of my

ABC’s

But I

have memorized them and have to tell dad.

 

He didn’t come home last night, my dad.

And where he is, mommy doesn’t know.

I…

Mommy…

I know my ABC’s.

And I need to wait for my…

 

My…

Dad.

To come home, so we can sing my ABC’s.

Because I now know them

Because I’m as smart as mommy.

A B C D E F G H I…

 

I know my ABC’s mommy and…

dad.

 

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