A Chest of Childhood



Little boy Joe and twin brother Nicky,

Play pirate outside and often are icky.

In their dad's study they find a large chest,

And small captain fingers get it all sticky.


Thirty years go by and father is dead;

"There's something in that locked chest," the will said.

Little boy Joe and twin brother Nicky,

Now travel back home to hear the rest read.


Mr. Joseph and twin brother Nicholas;

They quarrel and act so ridiculous.

It's no longer a game- they lust for their gold;

But inside's two play swords, some thirty years old.


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