A Nose Knows Noes

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

photo by Kierstan Correnti

Response to a prompt provided by Linda G. Hill for The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 16, 2022
The prompt words: nose/noes/knows

My little girl
has two little feet
as cute as they can be

On those feet
are ten little toes
pretty little digits all

Alas my little girl
grew to be a big girl
she’s over six feet tall

Her pretty little feet
now pretty big feet
did sport ten stinky big toes

When I asked her one day
spying her shoes where they lay
Say what is that smell?

My big little girl denied
straight-faced with a whirl
she had not even a clue

But a mother’s nose knows
when her little girls toes
do stink up a room for sure

No matter how those ten toes
denied with adamant noes
it was not their foul aromatic smell

A mother does know
in fact she will always know
the scent of ten stinky toes

There’s nothing quite like it
no man-made sniffer that can rival a mother’s whose nose knows noes


  1. Dan Antion says:

    Only a mother would know 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Most certainly! About stinky toes at least ……. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Oops! She won’t like this. 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Good thing she is not a subscriber Sadje! But in this instance, she would not only laugh but agree; and Karma is kind, her son (my grandson) has even stinkier feet and toes! (inside satisfied grin)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Lol! 😂


  3. Lauri Hawley says:

    No doubt a mother’s nose always knows! 😅


    1. Hi Lauri, Somehow I missed your message – apologies! Thanks for reading and most definitely, yes!

      Liked by 1 person

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