Here’s a little story between me and you,

About the young neighbors and their rendezvous.

They both had careers and wanted children too,

No matter how they tried, nothing would do.


They called their physician, who said they had stress,

He told them to get away and get some rest.

They made reservations somewhere out of town,

A dreamy place with no distractions around.


Well, nine months later they had something to show,

A sweet little baby girl with a pink bow.

What did they name her? Oh, nothing else would do,

They named that little baby — Rhonda Vu!

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