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Dinosaurs are not Extinct, One lives in My House (for Colin)

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Dinosaurs are not Extinct, One lives in My House (for Colin)

A contemporary creature,
this Tyrannosaurus Rex is not a carnivore.
He delights in gnashing peanut butter sandwiches
and his habitat is lush
with rocks and bugs and toys
And if I dare suggest he is a little boy--
his mighty roar is deafening.
Its echo captures ancient pains
that live in mother's heart
And for a moment
renders them extinct,
as joy tears them apart.

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  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:15:00 PM
    Very cute and sweet poem. I can definitely picture this scene having past babysitting experience. Congratulations on placing in Trudy's contest.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 8:40:00 AM
    What a sweet poem.....it seems that all little boys are devoted to dinosaurs!! My own grandson included! :) Congratulations on this winner!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:13:00 AM
    Congrats of your success in Trudy's contest Tamra.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 11:30:00 PM
    Tamra, congratulations on your success in Trudy's contest...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 10:13:00 PM
    Great piece, Tamra! Congratulations on you placing in Trudy's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 10:05:00 PM
    Tamra, congratulations in placing in my first contest. Trudy

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 6:05:00 AM
    Wonderful Rhyme for your son. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 1:30:00 PM
    This poem is so touching. Little boys and their imaginations are so wonderful. Treasure the joy that you have shared with us here in your poem. Keep writing. And welcome to Poetry Soup.