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Two Deaths

Margaret Thatcher died
And so did Mouseketeer Annette.
Just one of them is somebody
I never could forget.

For she was part of childhood,
In my home, just like a friend,
Until she disappeared
When Mickey Mouse Club had to end.

Her movies didn’t thrill me;
Seems like boys liked them the best,
Which made me wish that someday
I’d have something like her chest.

I never did; yet she remains
A vision from my youth,
A Mouseketeer forever
(Not my favorite one, in truth).

So Thatcher’s long obituary
Wasn’t one I read.
Annette’s, which brought me to my past,
Was what I read instead.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:29:00 PM
    '...I'd have something like her chest,' ha ha! Growing up in England I missed out on the Mouseketeers, though I can see how important they were to America's youth. A lovely reminiscence. Hugs, Keith

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Yes...each was someone in her own right. Lovely write, Ilene.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:20:00 PM
    This is a nice little rhyme recognizing two icons from different walks of life. Very nice! I left you a soup mail, also! Keep up the good work! RAY

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Ilene...I keep up on the news by reading your poems....thanks....this is so cute....I remember sitting in front of our first black and white TV singing along to that silly song....

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:11:00 PM
    I did not know she passed away. This is a nice tribute with a bit of humor as well. she was never my type but I did enjoy the silly beach movies.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Such a shame they both fell ill to diseases in their latter years. Good health to ya! :)