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Look Memaw

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Look Memaw

Look Memaw!

I went outside when my grandson called me.
Down the wheelchair ramp I walked while looking.
I glanced all around, left and right, searching.
Then, I heard it, his wee small voice saying,
“Look, Memaw, I am up here in the tree!”
To my surprise, I had to look way up.
Not ten feet, not twenty feet, thirty feet –
Yes, tiny as he is, he climbed that high.
Afraid to show alarm, that he might fall.
I laughed and said, “What are you, my primate?”
“What’s a primate?” he asked curiously.
“A monkey, a primate is a monkey.”
After I responded, he replied, “No.”
With great pride, adding, “I am a tree frog.”

© February 29, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen



© February 29, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Narratives Free Poetry 
Sponsor	Catie Lindsey

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  1. Date: 3/12/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Excellent one..Enjoyed the humor..Got a chuckle..Did he have a problem getting down?..Congrats on your win..Sara

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/12/2012 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No trouble getting up or down...just like a tree frog!
  1. Date: 3/12/2012 9:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's "Narratives" contest Dane Ann. Love,Carol

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/12/2012 6:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol, for reading and supporting my efforts with your comments. Love, Dane Ann
  1. Date: 3/11/2012 6:28:00 PM
    Beautiful and precise,Dane.Nice entry and Congratulations on your win...

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/11/2012 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Olusegun. (And congratulations again with your recent haiku publication success.) I am happy for you.
  1. Date: 3/11/2012 5:09:00 PM
    How cute is this, such a happy entry in this difficult challenge! You always make me smile with your poems. Once again, so enjoyable! Congratulations, Dane Ann!

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/11/2012 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so glad that you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for your very sweet comment and your congratulations. Big Smiles to you!
  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:44:00 PM
    Dane Ann congrats on your win, a cool grandson you have there..David

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/11/2012 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Big Smiles! Grandchildren are wonderful!
  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:44:00 PM
    Congratulations, Dane Ann, on your win in my contest, with this adorable little narrative. hugs, Catie :)

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/11/2012 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for choosing me as a winner in your contest. I am honored. Big Smiles, Dane Ann
  1. Date: 2/29/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Oh Wow what a scare Dane Ann. Wishing you the best in Catie's contest. Love, Carol

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/11/2012 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Carol, for your continued support and encouragement. Lovingly, Dane Ann