Fay Slimm.



Who are supposedly the sweetest most loveable angels 
in all the whole wide world ?

But who are sometimes the toughest for parents to tame 
than cutely precocious girls ? 


Better examples noone could find of forgetting clothes

or losing notices of classes and terms

or leaving behind school homework

or getting away with going to bed lots  later than told

or hiding a half-eaten breadcrust

or hardly seen using  a toothbrush


or adopting brassiness when not doing as asked

or staying in bathrooms for far too long

or laying the blame on innocent brothers 

or taking by guile Mum's lipstick for fun-masks

or jumping in mud then wanting  rescue 

or refusing to answer " a silly  question".


Well top marks for guessing who fits best description

and points lost if stating a name.

Parents tear hair out when newly born females insist

from the start on score-making

for there is no offspring knows better about curling

 fathers round little fingers than  girls.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 1st, 2022 05:42
  • Comment from author about the poem: A fun-poem written to a long-suffering brother many summers ago. Do hope you enjoy.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 42


  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.
    Aww, why little boys made of slugs and snails and puppy-dog tails, and girls all sweetness and light?! lol.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Ah thanks Orchi for the reminder of that little rhyme - we girls used to sing that to the boys and run away laughing.

    • MendedFences27

      This is like the story of my life. Needless to say, we raised a few girls. Three, in fact. The one line that hit me the most, "or laying the blame on innocent brothers." He was the only boy and got blamed for everything. They blamed him sometimes when he wasn't present.
      A very thorough depiction of life trying to raise 'Girls." BUT- You've got to love them though. Yeah, they do wrap Daddy round their little fingers. Enjoyed it immensely. - Phil A.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Ah - I see how you would be drawn to the message. in this little fun poem Phil after raising three girls and a boy - - -so glad you enjoyed the read.

      • Neville

        that's girls well n truly nailed for ya ..

        I wonder who did the spoiling in your household while growing up .. 🙂 x

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ah - I thought you might ask something like that -- well that would be telling - - - but I had great Dad.......... x

        • hotidris

          Nice poem about girls.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Thank yo for dropping by my friend - - just a little fun poem and am pleased you enjoyed the read.

            • hotidris

              You're welcome, Fay.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful fun words Fay and many of them are so true.


            • Lincoln

              I do enjoy it. Nicely penned

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