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Posted: February 4th. 2005 6:36:09 PM

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Little Dulcita

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult

Little Dulcita,
A little girl,
Whose name means "sweet little thing",
Her parents so wanted
A night on the town
So to me that girl did they bring.

"Now watch you this angel,
With a sweet little nose,
Well-mannered is Dulci, you'll see!
She'll make nary a sound
Sitting calm on the ground,
And we'll be back tomorrow at three."

Little "D" smiled
With gentleness soft
As her parents walked out the door.
Two car doors slammed shut
The engine engaged
Driving 'til they were seen no more.

When all of a sudden
A scream pieced my ear
As Dulci had started to cry
She knocked down a lamp
And she tied my cat's tail
To the ceiling fan twirling up high.

I grabbed her in fear
But she bit my ear!
Lil' "Miss Sweetie" was nothing of lovin'.
With no time to linger
She took my finger
And burned it in her Easy-Bake Oven.

She skimpered fast to the kitchen
And I was just itchin',
What COULD she be up to now?
As I entered with grace
She threw water in my face
And spilled the whole bag of Cat Chow.

She tackled me down
All the way to the ground
Then she tried to pull out my hair.
A pie fell from the ceiling
On my face, a strange feeling...
How the hell did she get a pie up there?

What I want to know
Where did all my soap go?
Why are bubbles covering the gound?
Then I heard a faint yelp
When my cat needed help
What IS that strange flushing sound?

Thank Goodness, they're back!
Now she'll cease her attack,
How odd, now she's sitting down...
Making nary a sound
Calmly looking around
With a smile to replace her frown.

"Hello, baby girl!
Mommy Daddy missed you!
Let's take sweet Dulci home to bed."
How can Dulcita mean "sweetie"
If I need a peace treaty?
I think it means "poison" instead.

Author's Notes: Although this poem is intended to inspire humor and amusement, it is actually about myself, both as a child and as an adult.

My parents and school teachers all thought I was the sterling example of proper decorum: a self-contained and very polite and respectful child. In fact, they even made examples out of me to other children when I was still in elementary gradeschool. Not that I really enjoyed being on display.

Up until around age six, I so abhored the thought of my parents leaving for a night on the town without me, the once or twice a year they did it, leaving me with a babysitter. They never knew how much I felt "deliberately" left behind because I was always so calm and peaceful, and as a child I didn't know how to express my feelings. All I knew what that I didn't feel quite right about the situation.

Come to think of it, I had a different babysitter most every time, because they didn't believe the babysitter's report on my behavior when they were gone because it was so unlike me to be unruly, and also because the babysitter didn't want to babysit me ever again. But it's true, I took great exception to my parents' absence and looking back it gave me a sense of peace to take out my childlike protest by punishing the babysitter until the last minute when I knew my parents were back home, at which point I acted as though nothing was ever wrong, wholeheartedly denying I was a complete mess while they were gone. And to a young boy at around age six, it was a complete joy to deliberately stay up WAY past my bedtime, ultil 10:00 at night (woo-hoo!) and secretly watch "The Benny Hill Show" in my bedroom when I was "supposed" to be sleeping.

And of course, my parents believed MY story and accused the babysitter of making up a false story. Children are extremely clever, you know!

Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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