a little girl,
was there something wrong with her?
she shouted out a funny word-
seemed she couldn't hold back
the girl was a teenager-
her mommy and daddy
in a waiting room at the dentist office
she yelled and yelled-
and people began to let her know
and her daddy saw her take in the rejection
and her daddy saw her pain-
and her daddy put his arm around her
yes sweetheart "kalamazoo" and "I love you"
May 5, 2011 © Gerard Haughey, All rights reserved