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In blue jeans and a sweatshirt, 
tousled hair, a cheeky grin, 
she whistles and the birds sing back, 
she puts a load of laundry in. 

A country girl with country manners, 
"Thanks so much!" blesses her lips, 
her daughter shares her airs and graces, 
dancing now, mom sways, she dips. 

Dressing up for Church on Sunday, 
mom and Peanut looking fine, 
mom's pleasant voice outsings the others 
with mellifluence divine. 

Skipping home from God's Communion, 
licking ice cream cones they smile, 
playing Hopscotch on the corner, 
laughing, leaping all the while. 

A six-year-old with imitations 
of an adult's ways and means, 
she's the Perfect Little Lady 
sharing Mommy's hopes and dreams!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Dear Keith "the birds sing back," what a concept. My husband used to call my daughter peanut when she was very little. Thanks for the memories. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:28:00 AM
    ... they are so cute ... - A poem I like very much, Keith - **** Wishing you and your family a peaceful Christmas - **** - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:41:00 PM
    a delightful description of this mom and her daughter. you've painted them both so vividly i can see them very clearly...

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:55:00 PM
    A sweet write - if these two are in your life you are a blessed man!

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:41:00 PM
    This is a very awesome write my friend! I am enthralled by the glamor of your delightful poem! This is a poem of excellence, a truly remarkable piece! Great Work!!