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Snotty-Nosed Kid


Snotty-nosed kid charged another dime drink to his father,

What, he thinks money grows on trees, why even bother?

There's that kid again, chewing up all the gum in my store,

Hope he doesn't spit out that stuff on my new-cleaned floor.


Snotty-nosed kid, his daddy got fired from his old job,

Hope he moves away, never comes back another day.

His daddy got a new, better job, is now making money,

That kid's so ugly, eyeglasses sure make him look funny.


The coach said he wished he had a dozen just like him,

The kid up and broke his leg at football practice today.

He's running around the field trying to get his wind back,

Getting scouted by big name colleges, to watch him play.


Snotty-nosed kid, went and got his back broken bad,

Seems that football is sure not the game for this lad.

Washed up and no place to go, all that running done,

Can't keep up a snail's pace, I'd bet on it just for fun.


Snotty-nosed kid graduated from high school today,

Said he was going off to college, I'll bet just to play.

His father told me later he graduated, now a teacher,

Funny though, he would have made a good preacher.


The kid made the dean's list and got another degree,

I just can't understand how he did it, for the life of me.

Snotty-nosed kid, working on his doctorate right now,

Tell me one thing, how did the kid do it, tell me how?



whonunuwho (author) from United States on September 30, 2017:

Thanks for your support my friend. Many blessings to all. whonu

Terrie Lynn from Canada on September 30, 2017:

Hi Who nu. I love it. We really don't know how anyone will turn out. I know many who lives are nothing like they thought they would be. Myself included in that. Thank you again for wriying here. I love your work.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on September 15, 2017:

Yes, my friend. I'm one who really lucked out. I know the good Lord was watching over me. Blessings to all. whonu

Dianna Mendez on September 15, 2017:

It is surprising how many people we knew in grade school turned out to successful in their own way. Good poem.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 28, 2017:

Thank you and blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 28, 2017:

Truly an inspiring poem.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 28, 2017:

Many surprises because we are limited in our understanding of hidden potential. Thank God, He gives great gifts to Snotty-nosed kids too.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 27, 2017:

Thank you for your kind words, my friend. whonu

Tijani Achamlal from Morocco on August 27, 2017:

Amazing and well-written .

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 27, 2017:

Thank you, my friend. All the best to you and yours. Blessings. whonu

threekeys on August 26, 2017:

Your poem is inspiring. Reminding us that what seems a wrong turn in life can actually be the best fit to grow known or hidden talents. Life can work out in backhanded ways. All the best to you whonu.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on August 26, 2017:

Very good whonu. very interesting.

Blessings my friend.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 26, 2017:

Thanks, Eric. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 26, 2017:

Great job

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 26, 2017:

Thank you for your nice review, my friend. Writing poetry can be fun. Give it a try. Blessings. whonu

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 26, 2017:

That's a great poem. I wish I could write poems, perhaps I should try!

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