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Two Tutus, Too

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Two Tutus, Too

Two tutus, too
Laying on the ground
Ballet slippers strewn all around
One complete wall with mirrored glass
Chattering girls waiting dismissal of class.

A gaggle of Moms waiting patiently
Knitting and needlepoint surrounding me
The one lone island of masculinity 
That rare father with custody.

I smile at my ballerina and she smiles back at me
We’ve been on our own ever since she was three
I just love being her Daddy
And don’t mind the role of also being Mommy.

We stay a little longer at the end of class
She shows me her plies in the looking glass
She smiles at my reflection and says, “I love you”
We pack up her slippers and the
Two tutus, too.

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  1. Date: 11/9/2010 11:53:00 PM
    Great..two tutus..adorable and loving. congrats on making it through the first round. BG

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 9:49:00 AM
    A very good example of your sandwiched poem you mentioned in your blog. A touching little story. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 11:35:00 PM
    This is a very sweet poem Joe! Loved it! :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 7:57:00 PM
    Always wanted to try ballet but horses always called out my name just a little bit more, lol! Wonderful example about what you wanted in your contest - I'm deffinately going to give it a try!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Hope u like my entry.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 1:35:00 PM
    Great example Joe... and thankxxx I have two ballerinas myself.. my grand babies... 3 and 1 just beginning.. pirottes anyone? good luck with your great contest.. a nice idea.. Joe.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/24/2010 9:06:00 AM
    This is so delightful ~ I was a ballerina also as a child ~ I still have my ballet slippers as a memory ~ just beautiful Joe ~ and thanks for the inspiration