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Old Soul, Young Heart

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Old Soul, Young Heart

With pigtails she looks like any other,
and though she may weigh no more than a feather,
she has the whole world snuggly fit
between two bedazzled ears.

She laughs like a jack-in-the-box,
but it's really no surprise.
It's the TV shows that get her rolling.
There's no Teletubbies from la-la land,
and no Dora exploring the boundaries of
pushing Espanol into all the tommies and susies.

She has a ball listening to Lucille's antics,
but it's Ricardo that sets her heart ablaze.
I flip through the channels to find something more current,
but then... wait.

Here comes the rain...

No, not pennies (like her favorite Sinatra song),
just big fat drops of salt water
to melt any heart of ice.
I gotta admit though the whole spectrum isn't needed
for she brings a splash of color
to the old fashioned black and white.

"We should've gave her a more classy name
like Dorothy or Agnis. Britney just doesn't fit her", said I.

"She's perfect the way she is", said the older of the two roses.

"Look dad! This is a brand new one!"

I couldn't tell her the show has been canceled for decades.
And you might you call me a bad father for leaving her in complete ignorance.



Then again you've never seen those puppy dog eyes.

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  1. Date: 6/12/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Not those particular puppy dog eyes no, but many like them, I fully grasp the sentiment in this lovely write Tim. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe one day I'll actually find someone that fits these strange character traits... pleased you've at least seen SOME puppy dog eyes :)
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:16:00 PM
    Oh, this is very cute Tim. thanks for liking my Down in the Valley" I wasn't really sure I liked it. insomnia, why yes I do. ;}

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At over-thinking is better than under-thinking... right? so said every insomniac out there... he he.
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Delightful Tim, love it!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Am smiling :)
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Great and cleverly constructed piece once again. I love the way you bring in different emotions in different stanza's

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was a fun little piece to let my imagination run away with me... pleased you enjoyed, Kim.
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Geeez, time has moved on. De Militarized Zone. You knew if you were going there it would be anything but. I'll comment on this poem later. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Richard... not sure exactly what you're saying... De Militarized Zone? Not everything I write about is political, mind you... ha ha... remember, variety is KEY! Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:21:00 PM
    Adorable as the person it was written for! Perhaps she's another "ol soul"?? : ) Goes to my favs. Annalise

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This girl was just a person I imagined in my head... still yet to find a modern day, little girl that likes Frank Sinatra and laughs at Lucille Ball... fun to write though :)
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 6:36:00 PM
    Like daddy like daughter Ha ha not a bad thing SuZ

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope so... lol.