A LadyBug's Complaint

I didn't mean to eavesdrop;
I merely happened by
in time to hear a LadyBug
remark to DragonFly ~

"This trip to market every day
is such a tiring walk.
The grocery store is ten blocks down
this slippery, old corn stalk!"

Ladybug's Complaint

"My children have such appetites;
I don't see how they do it.
They eat large quantities of pie,
and hardly stop to chew it!"

"My dear, I'm not my usual self;
Most times I'm very neat.
But so much cooking, washing up
gives me such dishpan feet!"

©1946 by Mayme Baker Cunningham
Illustration by Leon Tebbetts

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