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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: 2/25/2015 6:22:00 PM
    Craig.. Fun yet emotional write as it took me to that same time in my own life. Definitely a winner!

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 12:09:00 PM
    Many congrats on your win Craig - i once got my hubby an i am ten card and a Thomas the tank engine cake - he always said he was happiest aged ten!:-) Hugs jan xx

    Date: 2/22/2015 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No we didn't meet until many years later - even now he still has the badge I got him - he says ten was a special age growing up but not having the responsibility of adulthood:-) thanks for your support Craig - the friendship and caring of people here during the most incredible year since I stared writing has been overwhelming :-) Hugs jan xx
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    Date: 2/21/2015 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love your spirit Jan!! BTW, he must have met you at age 10, hence his happiest year!!
  1. Date: 2/21/2015 12:01:00 PM
    - Congratulations on winning poem, Craig - // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 8:27:00 AM
    Craig, those "double digit" years seem to go on forever......congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 7:49:00 AM
    Brings back memories. Many thanks...

  1. Date: 2/21/2015 3:13:00 AM
    Subtly beautiful is ur write Craig! Congrats on big win!

  1. Date: 2/20/2015 11:21:00 PM
    Craig, Congratulations on your win, once again. Thank you for the support **SKAT LOVE**

  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