My mean little sister,

Who thought she was so sly,

Stole the big red apple,

That I wanted for a pie.


It only took one bite,

For her stomach to turn,

Seeing in her apple,

The other half of the worm!

Marlene Tucker, a native of Haslet, Texas, makes her home on a farm just outside Axtell with her husband, Bill. She says there is a poetic story in almost everything. Email her at