My parents’ bedroom is far from mine, so I have to wonder
What the noise is every night that sounds a lot like thunder.
We don’t live near the seashore, but almost every morn
I’m wakened by a noise that sounds like a fog horn.
It’s louder than the sound of barking dogs at night
Or a fireworks explosion that lights the sky real bright.
A chainsaw cutting logs doesn’t make as much din,
Nor did the wall coming down way over in Berlin.
A jet plane at takeoff will get your attention quick,
As will a jackhammer engaged in busting up some brick.
But neither equals the clamor from Mom and Dad’s bedroom,
Worse than a stack of dynamite at the moment of KABOOM!
At last I figured out the source of all the raucous roaring.
It was only good old Dad engaging in some snoring
Mom says: “I don’t mind; it’s really a Godsend
That all that wind isn’t coming out the other end.”
© Alan Balter