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Ten Little Toes

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Ten Little Toes

Ten little toes, precious and sweet.
Connected to, chubby one year old feet.
Running across, my freshly washed floors.
Muddy footprints that start at my door.

Ten little toes, painted hot pink,
from under the hem, they peek beneath.
As she stands barefoot in her moms dress,
in the mirror,  a seven year old fashion success.

Ten little toes, steps into her gown.
So happy in love, her feet don't touch the ground.
Standing there waiting, for the first note,
shoes in one hand, the other, the vows that she wrote.

Ten little toes, a miracle to see,
connected to, chubby new born feet.
Soon to be running across my floors.
A Granddaughter carried, through my front door.


For the contest "Barefoot"
Sponsored by Francine Roberts
Placement: 2nd

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  1. Date: 6/9/2011 11:07:00 PM
    Such a joy to be reading the poems in this contest each one is like a jewel..Congrats Paula on your big win with this wonderful piece of poetry..love, gautami

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 7:21:00 PM
    So cute, Paula, to write of your grandbaby this way. Adorable well deserved winning poem. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:13:00 AM
    Accept my congratulations on the win in the contest, Paula

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:46:00 PM
    gotta love the circle of life! Congrad's on your fine verse winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:42:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Paula. Terrific memories. Excellent piece. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 12:39:00 PM
    absoluyely beautiful.....I enjoy i t each time i re-read it......a well deserved success Paula....best wishes...Syd

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 11:37:00 AM
    Many congrats to you, Paula : )

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:55:00 AM
    congrats on your win. cory

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:32:00 AM
    Wow - love this one Paula. Great write. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Joe

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "Barefoot"contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:24:00 AM
    Paula, I gotta be frank, I wanted this one to win first place! I've been meaning to comment on this one for days, absolutely love it enough to be one of my favourite poems here on PS. I love the flow of time and images- just perfect. KUDOS! Hugs from Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 10:17:00 AM
    lovely entry Paula, congrats on your second place win in the contest

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 8:16:00 AM
    Awwww, this is sooooo sweet. I can see you're a proud mother and grandmother. The little ones grow up too fast. Nice entry for the contest. Good luck to you, Paula. :))

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:32:00 PM
    sweet and super piece Paula.. great visuals so vivid and those ten little toes tell a tale so grand .. having two granddaughters myself I can really relate to these precious words.. good luck luv..

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Your poem is so sweet and beautiful, Paula, full circle, with those ten little toes, just an amazing write and I want to thank you so very much for my 4th place in your Pick A Card Contest, with my poem, The Queen, I just loved writing it for you. I am very honored~~

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 3:29:00 PM
    thanks for entering my contest Paul, you have soup mail