Restless Rita

– A Silly Ditty

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris
In response to A Letter A Week – R,
Hosted by NOPE, NOT PAM

Restless Rita ran wherever she went
right up to the red hour
when it was time to hop
into her bright rosey bed

As soon as the moon slipped
away for its daily respite
Restless Rita was up running about
with her best friend Roberta

Roberta and Rita ran quite fast
they ran long and they ran hard
Suddenly Roberta and Rita
realized they had run too far

They’d passed Ruth’s Steak House
and Ruby’s Hair Salon
They’d even gone by Roger’s Inn
On Fifth and Reindeer Street

Rubbing their faces and wondering
what they were going to do
When Roberta’s dad Rubin pulled
up in his old 1958 Rambler A

Both girls received quite a lecture
about playing close to home
He reiterated his point when they
got to Roberta’s house

Rita’s dad was waiting at Roberta’s
a very stern look on his face
After that neither girl could race
with red bottoms and two red faces


  1. I’m sure – back then – they did! These days a person can not even threaten their own kid with a spanking! 😱 Thank you for reading and commenting Nope, Not Pam!


  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Love it, sounds like they got what they deserved

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you so much ~jat!! 😁


  4. ~just a thought says:

    Made me smile (to be a kid again)! Pretty song, fun story!

    Liked by 1 person

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