Marissa’s Baby

I come home to find him singing,
Heavy metal which assails,
The building with a raucous din,
That sounds like a banshee wail.

Then he plays his video games,
As if in some sort of trance,
Brimstone comes forth from his ears ,
He does a demonic dance.

As a mother I love him so,
But so I have been warned,
As often he sticks out his tongue,
And throws up the devil horns.

I try to make him a nice birthday,
Roller skating with his friends,
He cackles evilly and asks,
When the ritual begins.

Only does he get excited,
When candles light with fire,
His eyes go wide as he exclaims,
Cool, a funeral pyre!

So I decide to ask his dad,
What from it he can discern,
Do the other boys act like this?
Do we need to be concerned?

But my husband just assures me,
That all of this is normal,
After all he’s a preteen boy,
Perhaps it’s just hormonal.

And laughs it off as he goes down,
To that overheated den,
And mutters he must have misplaced,
His darn pitchfork again.

Happy 12th Birthday To My Sweet Boy!


20 thoughts on “Marissa’s Baby

  1. Oh, what a lovely verse for your boy! (He probably doesn’t get it yet, but he will someday when he has his own!) Am also quite glad to hear we’re not the only ones questioning whether our boy’s video game trance is normal! Happy b-day to your boy!

  2. P.S. Notice I didn’t ask you if you craved raw meat when you were pregnant with him…….just wanted to point that out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Just you wait until he turns 13 – thus becoming a teenager – that very night he’ll go to sleep a nice little kid but in the morning (I’ve three sons by the way) when he wakes he will only grunt non discernible grunts for the next 5-6 years. That said I trust the little chap has a splendid birthday!

    • Oh yes, the teenage years are scary, not to mention the dreaded number 13. Somehow I think it’s actually worse with girls, but who knows. My son’s always been very laid back and easy going and I somehow don’t think it will change much (delusional of me?) My daughter, on the other hand, is already expressing teenager like tendencies and she’s only 7!

  4. Aww, that’s so sweet! And yes, normal for a boy! And at twelve, you can now also expect him to get hollow leg syndrome where he will eat you out of house and home for the next eight years. ๐Ÿ™‚

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