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Standing on tippy toes Top shelf Reaching Stretching Finger tips edging the jar forward Imagining the taste of chocolate chips on my tongue Yumm mom's chewy delicious wait till Saturday cookies Thankful I have grown that extra inch Thinking she'll never suspect me The jar Tips Topples Tumbles Turns Travels over my head Lands on the floor Just as Snoopy comes running through the door Eating all the cookies except for four Looks up with his doggy grin Like he wants some more I reach down and grab the jar Surprised that it didn't break Reaching inside was my second mistake Mom comes in and says "For goodness sake! I'm so scared I start to shake. "Ricky get over here right now" I drop the jar, she watches it break Running I try to get away Up the stairs Under the bed If she catches me I'll be dead At least that's what she said She lifts the bed skirt There I am With my happy face T-shirt Just within her reach She grabs me Pulls me out Laughs Gives me a hug "Don't worry it's OK I'll make more Later today." For John Lawless's Just within reach contest. Written April 15, 2015

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Date: 9/24/2019 9:57:00 AM
Love, love, love! Another fav!
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Date: 5/9/2015 8:50:00 AM
Hi Richard: You personified all the kids that took that first dare to fulfill their cookie fix. I'm guilty as well and the jars were heavier in my day!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/9/2015 9:08:00 AM
You don't look that old Ralph! Thanks for the comment.
Date: 4/26/2015 4:25:00 PM
LOL, Richard. I was being silly. I'd be the talk of the Poetry Soup all over again. I gave myself a first place 5 years ago or so. I guess you can say I was the first to do it. I had a SLY FOX contest. No one but one poet, Had a dope poem like my own. Silly Billy the Kidster. SO I gave myself a first place along with his. It was funny. You should have seen all the reactions. Anyways, I'd have to perfect the poem, in order to join, plus my sister Siddy would be the one who would have to judge the contest. But, she told me that she does not want to help. Ditto to my soul. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 4/25/2015 11:48:00 PM
Hello Richard, I thank you for the comment on my BigFoot poem. I'm so eager to read the poems. But, I won't have accesses until the contest ends. :) I wish I could join my own contest... and yes, I would win. LOL. Not cause I think I am better, but hell ya. I would love to give myself a number one :).... Thanks for the visit... This is a wonderful contest win. Love LINDA
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2015 8:38:00 AM
Why not do something different and go for it! You can add Rick told me to go for it!
Date: 4/24/2015 4:56:00 PM
Wonderful! I can just picture the scene. And what a sweet ending you gave us. Every time we thought as kids that our parents would never know, they always did.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2015 8:39:00 AM
So true!
Date: 4/21/2015 7:28:00 PM
Love this, Richard. Congratulations on your win.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/22/2015 9:30:00 AM
Thanks Faye.
Date: 4/21/2015 6:00:00 PM
Wow...what a "just within reach" happy ending! Love your poem, Richard. A huge congratulations to you for your fine win. Sandra
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Date: 4/21/2015 5:20:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your win. :)
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Date: 4/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Richard, this is the way it should be. I could see it all playing out. The dog we had as kids would have "ratted" us out after he ate the cookies. Thanks for submitting this to the contest.
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Date: 4/20/2015 6:29:00 PM
Too sweet, but my parents would have had my hide instead of hugging me! Ah, but kids are kids....
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Date: 4/18/2015 11:58:00 AM
thank you for stopping by and commenting.you are the only one.take care.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2015 3:00:00 AM
Hi Collen, thanks for dropping by. I have missed your visits.
Date: 4/18/2015 11:20:00 AM
how can I forget u Richard one of the nice poets here. Glad to see ur amazing poem really nice.. after one year not writing here hope u remember me :) Elai
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2015 2:59:00 AM
Hello Elai, so nice to have you back.
Date: 4/18/2015 11:17:00 AM
"Just within reach" I am sure your poem for that contest will do well. It's not easy to do a poem with the compulsory words as they are not poetic, so the rest of the write has to do better. Julia, x
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2015 3:02:00 AM
I hope so, thanks for the vote of confidence..;0)
Date: 4/18/2015 8:25:00 AM
Oh, I love this one, a childs temptation, and some adults. Blessings and a sure win a 7
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Date: 4/18/2015 9:20:00 AM
Thanks Eve, hugs Rick.
Date: 4/17/2015 9:44:00 AM
Such a wonderful story.... well penned...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/18/2015 9:20:00 AM
Thanks Joseph.
Date: 4/17/2015 6:30:00 AM
Well....let me say dear poet; I came to check out that cookie jar myself, and here, you first had me excited, thinking you might drop it in mine reach...but through your maze of cookies crumbles, I'll just have to wait to see when mom's new jar will be filled for one more peek ! Awesome write sir ! Have a wonderful week.....much love, james
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2015 7:18:00 AM
Thanks James I enjoyed reading this response.
Date: 4/16/2015 5:50:00 PM
This poem is delightful, Rick. I enjoyed it so much!... My Mom is the same way. She will get mad at me, but is quick to forgive... This should do very well in the contest. Good luck to you!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 7:26:00 PM
Thanks Kelly!
Date: 4/16/2015 8:08:00 AM
Kids are entitled to some mischiefs! Loved this write, Richard. Gave us a peek of your young life. Your mom is great! THis is a shoo-in for the contest. :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 8:18:00 AM
Yes she is great and an excellent Hugger!
Date: 4/16/2015 5:43:00 AM
Oh, I forgot to say I am fav'ing it!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 7:31:00 AM
Thanks so much Connie.
Date: 4/16/2015 5:42:00 AM
What a delightful perfect entry for the contest Richard. I hope to see this one take top honors! I loved it! 7
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Date: 4/16/2015 3:53:00 AM
This brings back some good memories... My brother used to climb up on the refrigerator and throw down all the goodies... Lol
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 7:32:00 AM
As kids it is amazing what trouble we could get ourselves into. I'm pleased you enjoyed this one.
Date: 4/15/2015 10:10:00 PM
I did not know that I was so nice when you misbehaved LOL The good old days sure were interesting. Good luck in the contest. You are my fav. Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 1:05:00 AM
You are my favorite too mom! Love ya, thanks for all the hugs!
Date: 4/15/2015 1:09:00 PM
Ah, a witty poem that captivated my interest throughout. Mothers often make threats they'd never consider really doing. I'm glad your mom was so understanding. This is a delightful entry for John's contest! Love, Carolyn
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 1:05:00 AM
Thamks Carolyn. ;0)
Date: 4/15/2015 11:44:00 AM
awhh, so delightful i enjoy the naughty and charming play of the theme, rick... what a treat..more!.. huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 1:07:00 AM
Thanks Nette, you are sweet.
Date: 4/15/2015 11:14:00 AM
Such a cute write - such vivid imagery - I can just imagine this scenario - good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx 7 xx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/16/2015 1:09:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I also appreciate the hug and 7!
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