A little lie might work just right!
It was late last night
And all sane had slept!
I must sleep too,
To my bed I crept!
‘Why’d you bang at my door?’
Suddenly she appears.
‘oh why would I bang?’
Little sister, my dear!
‘Look, don’t lie’, she says sternly.
‘Look why would I?’, I replied casually!
‘Yeah right’, she’d snap.
And lean towards her bed,
But she won’t sleep.
Until she’s clear in her head.
So I plan to lie and turn to tell her that,
‘It could be mother who entered’, I tell her flat.
‘Oh could it be?’, she exclaims relaxed.
And sleeps peacefully while I remain perplexed!
© Maria Imran. <Randomly Abstract>