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Kids need a Picnic

Story ID:6244
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1940
Person:Waiting Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Kids need a Picnic

Kids need a Picnic

Here in the parking lot
Of the Santa Fe Depot
Your Mom will be arriving soon
On the train from Chicago

Clean up your plate
Of bread and beans
She’ll be coming in
On the one-fifteen.

I thought things were going well
Until the Circus rolled into town
Your Mom decided to leave us
And take off with that clown

That Circus fellow
Swinging in the breeze
The Daring Young Man on the
Flying Trapeze.

The Circus life for Mom
Soon lost its glow
That’s why we’re waiting
At the Santa Fe Depot.

For your Mom
She’ll be coming home, to stay
We’ll be glad to see her
This will be a happy day.
Monte L. Manka 08-13-10