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Will I Grow Up To Be A Boy

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Will I Grow Up To Be A Boy

“Do you know your ABCs?” Little kiddies are often asked Confidently they start singing A smile you try to mask “A, B, R, and sometimes X” They gayly recite the rhyme You let it be for another day For another place and time Sweet, precious little moments Sometimes get lost in space They ask “How high's the sky?” With a chocolate covered face My favourite is, “When I was born, Was I brought by a great big bird?” “No, you came from Mummy's tummy We thought for sure you'd heard” The innocence of the little ones Their wondrous look at the world They see things oh so simply As the mysteries begin to unfurl Oh for those days of childhood When life was a brand new toy Our daughter actually asked us once “Will I grow up to be a boy?” © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 12:33:00 PM

    Beautiful! Kids are just priceless! Totally enjoyed this, Jack! Annalise

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/20/2013 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Seventy-seven and still a child at heart! LOL Thanks a bunch dear Annalise! Hugggs!
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 4:31:00 AM

    Dear Jack, we are both writing about Innocence at the same time. Is that we are getting wiser or simply older? In any case your wonderful poem left me with a great smile that will carry me to the rest of the day! Thank you my friend!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/20/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hopefully older AND wiser my good friend! Preferably wiser as we travel down life's path, but... ??? Have a wonderful day, Demetrios!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Ha ha, I love that last line, it is too cute! this write is truly phenomenal my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening! What a delightfully entertaining piece, quite the glorious poem, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/20/2013 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Guess there's still hope for this old duffer, I can still put my mind into that of a wee one! LOL Cheers!
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:27:00 PM

    Very cute jack

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  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:09:00 PM

    Very cute jack...:-)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 4:46:00 PM

    Very cute jack

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    Very cute jack....

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 2:01:00 PM

    You've captured youthful exuberance and innocence so well... I almost believed you were a child... yourself... once... Tee Hee! I shouldn't tease you like that... Great write... One of your best...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 2/19/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Believe it or not I was very withdrawn in my younger years until I had success in the working world as a graphic designer. It gave me the confidence I was lacking and that's when I started coming out of my shell. Now there's no holding me back!!! Hugs, Jack xoxox