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Baby's First Poetry Slam- Unrated Version

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Baby's First Poetry Slam- Unrated Version

Baby’s First Poetry Slam 

(Warning! Not to be read allowed to newborns!) 

People! People!
Back away from my stroller!
Quit handling me like a video game controller!

And stop crowding me!
I feel like I can’t breathe!
Is this how you treat the newest member of your family?

And what’s with these ten thousand outfits?
And all these camera poses?
And what about the countless hours I’m forced to look up adult’s noses?
Trust me! Their breath is no bed of roses!

Life is very stressful trying to be your perfect baby!
If Osh Kosh or Gerber offer me a franchise deal
I’m packing my diaper bag—
Well, MAYBE!!

Written for Poet Destroyer’s Gerber Baby Picture Contest

Based on a picture of my new grandson, Sebastian. (Poor kid!!) 


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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 5:47:00 PM
    Sweet! Can't wait to hear more from him.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 3:01:00 PM
    I love the humor in this verse ;}

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 2:56:00 PM
    LOL, having another chuckle at this one. Thanks, Gwendolen - great contest. Hope you are well, my friend : )

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:24:00 AM
    gwen, just back for a re-read of this little gem...David

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:25:00 AM
    A sure winner! You made me laugh. Thanks for hosting a great contest, I appreciate you choosing my poem. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Gwen, a very sweet poem, well done, constance

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:57:00 PM
    I LOVE this Gwen,,,, going to fav's,,, I haven't been on for a while. You have a great day ;}

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:31:00 AM
    ha! this is so awesome! I just love it from beginning to end - so VERY clever!

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Gwen luv xx

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Rix Congratulations on a job well done. Enjoyed the cute and beautiful baby poems. I hope you do not mind that I embraced the amusement of this contest with my 13 year old son. Always and forever ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:25:00 PM
    loved it in the first read....congrats...

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:47:00 PM
    This is so funny and clever, Gwen!! I loved it!!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Reading this once more.... Miss you on the PS...

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Great kids eye view Gwendolen, good to visit and read your stuff.."

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:25:00 PM
    A great approach to this poem. The baby's view. Very clever and it put a smile on my face. Fab, fab, fab, Gwendolen. I loved it. Warm Smiles to you and Sebastian.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Nice.. I like the point of view ..

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:38:00 AM
    Oh Gawd! I love all all all your poems! Your so great at them!!!!!!:D

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:18:00 PM
    the miracle of life.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:06:00 PM
    What a cute theme for your poem....from the baby's point of view!! Loved it!! and ps...thank you so much Gwen, for my placement in your limerick contest. Was fun to read all the resolutions...even if most of us won't keep them!! (good intentions count for something??!)

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Gwen, ha, I like this a lot and a great image..good luck...David