Maxine Smith

Double Trouble

Like butter woul D nt’t melt

Eyes full  f mischief

Tr th or lies do they tell

My smile hidden in dis B elief

End ess cuddles and kisses

To try and g t out of doing the dishes


ongue and cheek with each of their beat

Sma R t answers back, the new breed, the elite

Questi O n’s I can’t unfold

Their intelligence, s U ch an overload

Kids weren’t like this B ack in the day??

‘Kids shou d be seen and not heard’ doesn't

E xist  today ...







  • Goldfinch60

    Great write about two adorable looking children Maxine.


  • orchidee

    Good write and lovely pic Maxine. Oh yes, on the surface - butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. It's the same with me dog, Fido, ya know! lol.

    • Maxine Smith

      Haha well these two are still full of mischief but I wouldn’t have them any other way.

      Thanks for the read Orchidee.

    • Michael Edwards

      Lovely kids - the heart melts - and a great write too. It's a good day.

      • Maxine Smith

        Thank you Michael, glad you liked.

        Hope you have had a fab Christmas and New Years

      • Laura🌻


        They are adorable!
        Thank you for sharing the photo.

        A wonderful write!
        I like the way you highlighted the title of your poem within the write!
        Cleverly executed!


        • Maxine Smith

          Hello lovely Laura.

          Thank you so much, how have you been?

          Hope you have had a love Xmas and New Years.

        • dusk arising

          That's the way to do it. Tongue in cheek verse about two lil rascals.

          Cor.. bigger font next time please... us ageing poets have trouble reading the small print.

          • Maxine Smith

            Haha sorry, will bare that in mind.

            Thanks for the read and glad you liked.

          • Poetic Dan

            What a beautiful picture and your so right, mine are seen and heard with pure delight. The old ways are gone as we feel them with pride!

            Fantastic vibe!

            • Maxine Smith

              Ah thank you Dan, sorry the delayed thanks on this one. Completely missed it and doing my thank yous now 🙂

            • Alan .S. Jeeves

              Great words Maxine and beautiful pictures.
              Have a great day with them.

              Ex animo, Alan

            • Jeremy Leach

              That's really well written and lovely pics. I like your highlighted letters of Double Trouble woven through it all too - very clever !

              • Maxine Smith

                Ahh you noticed, appreciate the read thank you.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Two gorgeously looking bundles of fun and no doubt loved to bits - -such fun-words of love written from your warm heart - -- a delight to read Maxine.

                • Maxine Smith

                  Thank you Fay, appreciate the read and more that you found it delightful.

                  Thank you.

                • myself and me

                  Beautiful and lovely kids. Such a blessing.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Thank you for the read.

                  • orchidee

                    Are they 'cute'? On their off-days/off-times too?! heehee.

                    • Maxine Smith

                      They can be pretty terrifying on their off days 🤣

                    • Neville

                      How lucky all three of you are to have each other ... absolutely adorable and now framed here for all time .. well penned my friend ... ink well spent if ya ask me ...

                      • Maxine Smith

                        They truly are double trouble, just how I love them.

                        And well thank you very much Neville.

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