The 4 Roses:
Harmon, Evelyn, Jim, and Cathy Rose circa 1958-60
Families are wonderful.
Familes are great.
Families sit you down
to clean your plate.
They tell you to eat all that -
all your peas and lots of cake.
Then confess you might be
getting just a bit too fat.
Published in Eat, Diet, Repeat and in Pastiche of Poetry, Volume I*, available for purchase through the Book Store page of this site.
*The two-volume set represents Rose's fifty year collection of writing poetry.