MONEY AND THE CHILD

A roguish grin
Enveloped his
five year old cheeks.
Smiles,shadowed
by a gleam of mischief……
A sudden brain wave…
For the first time
he had just realised
THE IMPORTANCE OF MONEY,
With it a small boy
could buy many things,
cakes, lollies, toys.

Yesterday
he welcomed nuts,
fruit and watery orange.
Today
The Corner Pound Shop
held all his attention.
Mother wondered
when he said
“Mummy,Darling,
When will Gran arrive?”

Máiréad Tuohy Duffy ©1999