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I have a toddler who loves to play Pretend – imaginary friend, make-believe She pierces my heart with her adventures Into the fantasy land of dinosaurs, Dungeons and dragons, long lost voyages With pirates and princes – feeling Invincible, indestructible, unshakable Like she has the tiger by the tail And is sure to always win in the end I’m still in college and this toddler of mine She gives me a healthy dose of jeopardy To help me see the thrills in this life Now I try to do my homework, While she colors, paints or plays With a wad of Play dough in hues Of vivid and brilliant scarlet or sapphire I was doing homework one morning As she colored there by my feet And I decided she needed a sippy cup Of cranberry juice to sufficiently be Prepared for her day of fictitious ideas As I finished up my homework And headed out to the kitchen I noticed her pterodactyl there beside her When I came back from the kitchen Handing her the sippy cup with the juice She smiled and handed me a torn up paper The homework I’d just prepared that day As she giggled, “pterodactyl ate it, Mommy” In spite of my shaking head, I laughed And began to rewrite the page that A flaming pterodactyl had eaten ...and then a flaming pterodactyl ate my homework Poetry Contest Sponsored by John lawless January 19, 2021

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Date: 1/20/2021 1:19:00 AM
Cute poem. Best for a win. ~~
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Date: 1/19/2021 6:45:00 AM
Hahaha...this poem resonates with me..Same experience happened to me when my youngest was still a toddler...I'm gonna fave this!!
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