Chocolate Thief

by Max Bouillet

A crash, a thump, and a careless kerplump,
and the candy jar falls to the floor.

A dash, a jump, and a booming thud bump,
and the chocolate thief runs for the door.

A few broom sweeps later, my son reappears
with chocolate smeared all over his cheek.
He says he is sorry –but he didn’t do it…
yet the tears from his eyes start to leak.

He started crying and handed the wrapper
then admitted to what he had done.
I looked down at him and gave him a hug
and said I will always love you, my son.


Posted on 06/29/2003
Copyright © 2020 Max Bouillet

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jean Mollett on 06/29/03 at 05:01 AM

Hi Max, Good one, sweet.Your son wanted that candy really bad, he figured ya would let him have it then. His face told on him, around his mouth. He must have been scarced too, cause he knew was in trouble for sure. At least he finally admitted it. And Mama gives him a hug. Jean

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 06/29/03 at 11:42 PM

A candy jar to a child is awful tempting. (remembering back to my childhood) Good work Max. ....Charlie

Posted by Charles J Hannan on 06/30/03 at 03:19 AM

This is great Max!..I confess to many chocolate thefts in my time, too..;)

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/30/03 at 01:44 PM

Max,this is an utterly scrumptuous tale and confectionary, and all parents should be as tender with their scold as you.

Posted by Ginette T Belle on 06/30/03 at 03:58 PM

love the first two stanzas...what a fun to read poem...

Posted by Mara Meade on 06/30/03 at 06:05 PM

I'm just grinning over this delightful picture/story! Oh, the innocence...and the love of a father!!!!

Posted by Agnes Eva on 06/30/03 at 06:14 PM

heehee, you capture the adult's eye view humor of this situation well. brave little boy, telling the truth emotionally overwhelmed by the evidence

Posted by JD Clay on 07/01/03 at 03:58 AM

Endearing sentiment passed on from one chocolate lover to another. Nice portrayal, Max. Peace...

Posted by Anne Engelen on 07/01/03 at 07:21 PM

OMG...this brought back some great memories. I was a candy thief too...but I never ever admitted to it (even with my mouth full of candy and often some falling out I still tried to convince my mom that I didn't take any). And up to this day I hate the punishment she gave me...she just gave my two brothers and my sister one little candy...and I got none. Oh boy ...still remember how unfair I thought that was towards me. heheheh...what can I say... ;)

Posted by Melissa Arel on 07/02/03 at 04:02 PM

Very sweet (pardon the pun).. he sounds adorable :)

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 07/02/03 at 07:52 PM

this is precious... i have a three year old and happen upon this scenario almost daily... i read this aloud to her as she is sitting in my lap and she has asked me to read it again... so you now have two fans... blessings...

Posted by Lisa-Dawn Sparling on 07/02/03 at 11:03 PM

I am still a chocolate theif :)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 07/03/03 at 08:09 PM

As a confirmed chocoholic, a son and a father after my own heart!

Posted by Alex Smyth on 07/08/03 at 04:08 AM

I love the use of sounds to re-create the deed. Chocolate, children, and a fathers love. You have penned the universal poem! Great job, Max!

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 07/14/03 at 05:44 PM

So sweet and I love the "...ump" sounds!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 08/14/03 at 02:34 AM

Full of charm, pathos, and love! Very moving!

Posted by Barbara Griffith on 08/29/03 at 07:08 PM

This is such a sweet poem. I loved the ryhme. You told the story so well in such a short space. Great Job!

Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/21/03 at 06:38 AM

Congratulations Max with your POTD!

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 10/21/03 at 12:04 PM

great poetry Max ... well deserving of the POTD!

Posted by John D Uzzell on 10/21/03 at 02:50 PM

just simply 100% cool !!!! I can see that dirty face great story !!!

Posted by Ginette T Belle on 10/21/03 at 02:51 PM

i had to comment again...well deserved POTD...i loved reading this again...

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 10/21/03 at 05:23 PM


Posted by Don Coffman on 10/21/03 at 09:39 PM

A very big congrats to you for PotD. A wonderful choice, as sweet as the stolen chocolate.

Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 10/21/03 at 11:02 PM

I'm so sorry I've missed this one before. Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on POTD

Posted by Cole Miller on 10/22/03 at 01:03 AM

this is so cute!! congrats on the potd, well deserved.

Posted by Alex Smyth on 10/22/03 at 03:38 AM

Congratulations on POTD!! My son loved it too!!

Posted by Jolie Jordan on 10/22/03 at 04:00 AM

Awww, lol. your son is lucky to have such a forgiving father;)

Posted by Vimal Rony on 10/31/03 at 03:36 AM

Belated congrats on POTD.Very well deserved Max.This is excellent.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 12/31/03 at 05:46 AM

Oh, I just love this, daddy poem, a really cool other side of you I have not seen until now. I look forward to reading more of your writes in the children folder. I can see you hugging the kid. What a great dad he has.

Posted by Traci Mabats on 01/02/04 at 02:17 AM

oh, yeah...this is cute.

Posted by Kara Hayostek on 02/14/04 at 10:08 PM

I love this poem, it reminds me of a country song "Fathers dont just love their sons everynow and then, its a love without end..amen" But this is really sweet and along those lines.

Posted by Mahassine Mir on 02/03/05 at 12:28 PM

Brought tears to my eyes ... poems about fathers and sons always do this to me ... Guess I am missing my father too much...

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 04/10/06 at 02:12 PM

such a sweet poem! great heartwarming read and a glimpse into your relationship with your son. I had to deal with 3 little "chocolate theives". It was always "Not me!" Brings back alot of funny memories.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 06/09/06 at 03:54 PM

Delightful - oh, the temptations of life.... :)

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