1060 – The Sick Attendee

The Sick Attendee
And now, thanks to you, everyone else will be sick at Christmas.

Priscilla with Perfect Attendance

Her record will not be defeated.
She’s present in case she is needed.
Through Summer and Springtime and Winter and Fall,
she always shouts “Here!” when her name has been called.
Priscilla with perfect attendance.

On days when the weather’s unpleasant,
regardless, she always is present.
At every engagement. At every affair.
While everyone’s missing, Priscilla is there.
Priscilla with perfect attendance.

She’ll show till the day that she’ll perish,
Priscilla whose presence we cherish.
Her tombstone will say, “If you listen you’ll hear,
at roll call in Heaven, she always shouts “Here!”
Priscilla with perfect attendance.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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