If there is trouble to be had
And usually, there is
Amelia’s smack dab in the middle
At that, she is a wiz.
You would think she was a cherub
To see her childhood photos
Who’d a thunk in this one here
She had a pine bough up her nose?
Or wait, you think that’s funny
How about her money-making scheme?
Selling milkshakes on the corner
That she made a shaving cream!
Or the time her Mom got a call from school
“Come quick!” said old Mizz Krantz
“Your Amy’s doing the bicycle,
And she ain’t wearin' no underpants!”
But I’d say her defining moment
Was when she let her best friend Mabel
Take a lickin' for stealing chewing gum-
Amelia’d plucked, from under the table.
Written for Chelsea Owens’ Terrible Poetry Contest. The theme this week is Under the Table Deals