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I remember being nine when summers were fun filled,
Before all of the responsibilities of life crept in,
Before work, before girls, except of course my sister,
And just before I was expected to be "grownup"--
Between a little kid and a screwed up teenager--
Still thought of as cute but not yet awkward,
And Mom and Dad still knew more than me.
Things were easier then but we didn't think so.
Then nine turned to ten and youth raced away.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 5:07:00 PM
    Craig, thanks for supporting my one WORD title contest. Enjoy the win. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 9:26:00 PM
    An enduring look into you! Congratulations Craig...happy new year

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:57:00 PM
    craig I love this one. It so fits the way I feel about life too. Congrats.I'd have scored this one higher!!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Big congrats to you on your win. Merry Christmas in advance!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:10:00 AM
    Congrats Craig! I loved to read this one, It doesn't matter to me where you were placed,, this was cutest... Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Enjoyed your beautiful write on a portrait of a poet and congratulations on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Awe, Craig, i'm not excellent at writing.. I wrote the poem to be funny. The secret is, I wrote that poem without even trying. I wrote it down in one sitting. I think it took me less than 10 or 15 minutes to write the poem. I do not remember the car was in motion. LOL, First I thought of the title, after viewing the contest name, then I typed it all up on my phone. I call it my free falling style. xox~PD

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Many great lines...I love this one: "And Mom and Dad still knew more than me." Belated congratulations, Craig! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
    i remember 9 and ten seemed so far away. Thanks for your comments.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Craig - Ralph

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Craig , :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice nice nine lines in Tracie's :-) " #9 " awesome contest... love always ~PD

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win my dear friend Craig! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:37:00 AM
    this is exceptional poetry Craig, the bio reads so true for so many of us,, just that you can write it better..enjoyed this wonderful entry for the contest....

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:27:00 PM
    love this nostalgic write, Craig - congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Oh, how often I wish I could relive those years again! We are in such a rush to grow up when we are lil' kiddos- now that I'm older I'd love to go back to those fun and simple years! Love this :)

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:03:00 AM
    I keep smiling! Your poem wakes memories just as You describe. Beautiful images well expressed! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:14:00 PM
    nicely penned wisfes

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:14:00 PM
    Craig, childhood good memories are what we have to hold onto. I liked th way you approached this subject, very good. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 6:08:00 PM
    Great work..If for a contest, reads like winning material to me..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by..Sara