You Look Prettier When You Smile

Dear mama,

It's not your birthday but this poem is for you. It's just something to think about. Nobody's perfect.


love, your HT

You Look Prettier When You Smile


Thanks for coming last night


It's nice to know someone cares


My blanket was twisted


And I thought I heard bears



You whispered promises and threats


For, LOL, quite a while


But next time remember


You look prettier when you smile


There's no need for scowls


When I need midnight water


Dehydration's a thing


Weren't you once a young daughter?


Please bring the right cup


I could drain the whole Nile


Relax your face, mama


You look prettier when you smile


What's that in the hall?


It smells bad and looks fudgy


Was it caused by a child so beautiful and pudgy?


Why name names? Let's move on.


The poop's deep in the tile


Grab the Lysol but keep in mind


You look prettier when you smile


I was dressed head to toe


Despite putting up a fight


We wrestled with pants


It took all of your might


Now my clothes can be found


In a haphazard pile


Are you mad? Hey mom:


You look prettier when you smile


You are my angel day in and day out


But angels don't swear and they definitely don't shout


So when we're together and I do something vile


 Keep the crazy eyes in check


You look prettier when you smile