In A child’s Day

A sharp rebuff
during dinner time
between an adult
and a girl of five,
father and daughter
leaves one shocked.

The kid’s reply
bears no ill will,
a childish plea
for a sugary one
receives a pungent
retort from the adult.

The girl breaks down ,
sobs uncontrollably,
the man continues
without any mercy,
unable to bear anymore
those others present
walk away.

Pity the little girl
who is in tears,
a while later
see her smile
nudging her dad.
The stuff children
are made off.