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I was a baby a long time ago. Take a look at these picture I have to show. What happened to that cute kid? I don’t know. Just like anybody else, I had to grow. That purity and innocence flew out the window. When old enough, I was given the heave-ho. With duties and responsibilities, I kept with the flow. A fully-grown adult is what you see here. Strained peas and carrots gave way to pretzels and beer. Are scientists working to keep us young forever? That will be a Nobel Prize-worthy endeavor! My entire life I earned and gave. Any day now, I’ll be put in a grave.

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Robert xx

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:25:00 AM
    a very nice poem of yours friend Robert :) congratulations on your win... cheers and Hugs, maria

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Robert, 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: 1/25/2013 10:42:00 AM
    Not too soon, I hope! I enjoyed your poem, Robert! Great write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 3:23:00 PM
    Well let's hope not too soon there are lots of Nobel worthy endeavors still waiting out there, and people who need cheered up! Know where you are coming from though. 53 and wonder where it all went. Dream big