By Marlene Mesot
Jasmine had a plan to journey,
To go visit her Granny.
She wanted some of Granny’s homemade jam,
For her peanut butter and jelly sandwich was the plan.
She just knew that homemade apple jelly,
Would sit so nicely in her then full tunny.
The only problem she could see,
Was that she was only three.
Maybe she could ask Jasper their cat,
But he might not know the way back,
Because her mommy was taking a nap.
And she couldn’t hold mommy’s hand that was a fact.
Maybe she could take Jinx their dog.
He was definitely no slog.
He was smart and knew a lot of tricks.
Maybe that was how to the problem fix.
Jasmine knew she had to try.
“Come on, Jinx. Let’s go.” She cried.
Her little hand reached for the kitchen door.
She was ready to turn the knob and more.
Jasmine did not notice the fragrant smell,
Enveloping from behind her with quiet stealth.
She heard as the doorknob started to turn,
“Where are you going?” a cry of concern.
Jasmine turned to find Mommy standing there.
Was that angry look a glare?
Jasmine answered truthfully.
“I wanted some of Granny’s apple jelly.”
Mommy smiled and hugged her tight.
“Gran brought us some after you went to bed last night.
Come sit by the table with Jasper and Jinx.
I’ll fix you a sandwich, you little minx.”
About the Author.
Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.
Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.