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No! Amanda

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No! Amanda

No! Amanda - don’t do that
You put clothes on dollies, not on the cat
Yes, I know that you’re playing, but Simba does not
And he really doesn’t belong in that cot

No!  Amanda - I’ve told you before
Put your food in your mouth, not on the floor
Yes, I know it’s spaghetti, but look at the mess
There’s less on the plate than there is down your dress

No!  Amanda - don’t you dare
Climb up in those wellies, onto the chair
Yes, I know that it’s bouncy, and that it feels good
But I don’t need the furniture covered in mud

No!  Amanda – don’t take him out
A goldfish likes to keep swimming about
Yes, I know that you’re looking, but just please use your eyes
If you hold him much longer, he’s going to die

No! Amanda – don’t get out of bed
Pull up your covers, and cuddle in Ted
Yes I know that you’re tired, but you’ll soon be asleep
Then I can finally sit down and find some relief!


©  Janette Fisher – May 1988
I wrote this poem when Amanda was 3 years old, she's now 24





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  1. Date: 5/14/2010 7:58:00 AM

    LOL so good! so very good and she can read it to her child when she has one!! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 11:32:00 AM

    I can relate to a few situations in your poem Janette. Its great watching kids growing up >> James

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 12:30:00 PM

    Haha how cute. What images and memories you filled my head with! Love it.