Messy? Who me?

Summer’s delight.
Ice cream time in smudgekin’s world,
that’s a toddler’s chocolate delight.
Chocolately face and fingers too,
lick by lick by lick
by drip by drip by drip.
Slow salivating yumminess
then nose-in-cone finale.
Mama says “look at me!” Click.
Then clean-up time.

Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse where Mish is hosting and asks us to use the word “smudge” or a form of the word in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Photo from Inside Source.

20 thoughts on “Messy? Who me?

  1. Glenn A. Buttkus June 14, 2021 / 4:13 pm

    Having 9 grandchildren, this is a familiar scenario, I like the playfulness in this.”Smudgekin” is my new favorite word.

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  2. rogblog666 June 14, 2021 / 4:45 pm

    i have a pic of my grown up son in that very messy state great memories.thanks


  3. Ron. June 14, 2021 / 5:16 pm

    Doesn’t get easier with age, in many cases: In most instances, I request a spoon for my cone. It’s either that, or trim the moustache (not bloody likely!)


  4. Mish June 14, 2021 / 5:31 pm

    “Smudgekin” ….such a fun spin on the word but I did laugh out loud at “nose-in-cone finale”. Good one.

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  5. rothpoetry June 14, 2021 / 6:28 pm

    Smudgekin’s world indeed! They are so cute getting all smudged up with chocolate from ear to ear!

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  6. Grace June 14, 2021 / 7:50 pm

    Delightful Lillian. A summer fun treat for the kids for sure.


  7. Bodhirose June 14, 2021 / 8:03 pm

    Aw, toddlers and ice cream, a very messy combo indeed! Love your smudgekin word, Lill!


  8. kaykuala h June 14, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    Love the way you make ‘smudges’ seem like art, Lillian! Other uninformed mothers might smack them for the ‘mess’



  9. Nancy Jahnke June 14, 2021 / 10:09 pm


    Sent from my iPhone



  10. Tricia Sankey June 14, 2021 / 11:53 pm

    😋 The repetition of lick and drip really works. “nose-in-cone finale” is the kind of description that is going to ruin my diet! 😆


  11. Ingrid June 15, 2021 / 1:31 am

    Happy days! Messy but delightful. My almost-four-year-old still gets an ice cream goatee, so I let him enjoy it 🙂


  12. areadingwriter June 15, 2021 / 6:02 am

    this poem left me with a smile. you have the most adorable variation of this word, Ms. Lillian.


  13. storiesofpetey June 15, 2021 / 6:38 am

    So Brings a smile to my face😊 Thank you for the moment of joy!


  14. Truedessa June 15, 2021 / 2:10 pm

    Ha love the work smudgekin, I usually get mine in a dish it always melts faster than I can eat it.


  15. writingwhatnots June 16, 2021 / 3:48 am

    Oh yes. The only to eat an ice-cream. Love the photo of the ‘smudgkin’.


  16. writingwhatnots June 16, 2021 / 3:49 am

    Sorry, should have said ‘the only WAY to eat an ice cream!’


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