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children do tell lies

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children do tell lies

Children do tell Lies. 
The boys ran on meadow land, far from our town,
when we came upon a snake that was sunning
It self on a tiny rise…The snake hissed- they do
and it is not a cliché- in panic we ran back to our
bikes by the road. We discussed the happening 
and decided the snake was twelve feet long and
had the head of a dragon. Silence, we thought  
the same, it may come looking for us, we jumped 
on our bikes and hurried away.  
At the dinner table- and since it was Sunday, we 
had meat cakes in brown gravy with boiled spuds 
and cabbage stew- I told mother that a big snake, 
twelve feet , and with the head of a dragon, had 
tried to eat me, showed her a scratch on my leg
she didn´t answer only told me not to eat so fast.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 8:00:00 AM
    God - parents are so unimpressed. Now my daughter is being unimpressed to me. She used to think I was so funny and bright. Maybe I never was; but I do crack myself up with my brilliance.

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    Date: 3/6/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    my mother was ot appered to be unimpressed only when she got old it turned out she remembered more of my childhood than i did