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creative conformity

I have a lovely daughter, who is a lovely mess, for every rule you give her, she will have to test. She’s always just inside the lines or balanced on the top. She loves to challenge all the rules to see how they will flop. My favorite of her hurdles was the school uniform, and she was delighted to best this strict form of norm. A uniform would be an insult to her fashion sense. As her mother, I suspected the rules would soon be mince. She wore exactly what they said: khakis, belt, white top. You've probably guessed, though thusly dressed she did not stop. Smiling like an actress in a play, she wore a striped scarf with red beret. Her belt was wide and trendy, her shoes, black boots to knee. A voguish olive blazer was her “coat.” Stylishly outfitted and with the rules outwitted, the books she carried seemed a lighter tote... The "book bag," after all, was a fabulous new purse! and... Her creative conformity sent the principal to the nurse. There is something to be learned here, as I reflect on this bright girl. Without the rules before them, there’d be no rebels in the world. 11/2/2018

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Date: 11/10/2018 9:10:00 PM
Congrats to your creative lovely daughter.Blessing.
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Date: 11/11/2018 9:00:00 AM
Thank you Anisha.
Date: 11/8/2018 5:32:00 AM
Clever ending line, Awtry:)
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Date: 11/8/2018 8:36:00 AM
Thank you Jo :)
Date: 11/8/2018 3:57:00 AM
- Most children will try to expand the boundaries :) - A great described poem, P.S.A. :) - Luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/8/2018 8:36:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise
Date: 11/7/2018 10:08:00 PM
I love the poem, I think we all have children like that... good luck in the contest :)
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Date: 11/7/2018 11:43:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. I am glad you liked it :)
Date: 11/4/2018 10:25:00 AM
PS, you have penned a great poem for the contest, I could see this stylish young lady on her way to school, well done !
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Date: 11/4/2018 10:45:00 AM
Thank you, Dear :)
Date: 11/2/2018 2:42:00 PM
You rose to the occasion with this wonderful missive, my friend. Well done, and I hope your daughter has retained this self-awareness and smartness.
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Date: 11/2/2018 3:33:00 PM
Yes she has :) Thank you, Caren!
Date: 11/2/2018 1:06:00 PM
This was great and sounds like something I would do or would have done when I was younger. : )
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Date: 11/2/2018 1:52:00 PM
Thank you, Chris :)
Date: 11/2/2018 12:57:00 PM
Love this! Going to favorites! Thanks, P.S.
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Date: 11/2/2018 1:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan!