Charade

The perfect family
The children always smiling and polite
Holding their parents hands
Who in turn hold each other’s hands
Dressed in their best
As they head to Sunday morning church services
They take their seats
Hands together in prayer
They listen quietly
Then all of a sudden
A mistake by the littlest one
Causes a loud bang
A sudden yank by the father
With his eyes on fire
The fear and trembling if the child
Offers a glimpse
Of the truth behind this charade

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