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How were you at six years old

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How were you at six years old

How were you at six years old,
Pigtailed, jumping down the stairs,
Or further, at a sombre seven
Disdaining play at hounds and hares

How at ten you sang to sleep
Toddler siblings two and three,
Ran home having won a prize
For racing at the school soiree

How at nine you sang to guests
And, applauded, blushed rose red
How, still at eight you feared the dark,
Took your Chinese doll to bed

I saw a photo, at seven or eight
Silent, sweet, pretty and fair
A small and loving kindly face,
Long white frock and lovely hair

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