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I'd Love To Be.....But!

I’d love to be a model
Tall and thin like Jerry Hall
But I like fish and chips too much
And I’m only five feet tall

I’d love to be a dancer
With poise, and style, and grace
But I was born with two left feet
And would end up flat on my face

I’d love to be a climber
Scaling mountains in one single bound
But I get dizzy in high heels
So I’d best keep my feet on the ground

I’d love to be an athlete
With medals of gold on my chest
But it takes all my breath, to run a bath
So relaxing at home is best

I’d love to be a painter
And have works of art hanged in great halls,
But the only paint that I can use
Is emulsion you slop onto walls

I’d love to be an actress
Starring on the silver screen
But with my memory, I’d forget the script
“What was I saying?” – see what I mean

I’d love to be an explorer
Through untamed jungles I’d caper
But I love the luxuries of life
Like hot baths, and toilet paper!

I’d love to be a poet
And write my own anthology
But that’s just another pipe dream
So I’ll have to be, just me.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/19/2010 3:26:00 PM
Well, you are on the way of smoking the pipe. Your dream is coming through about being a poem. Congratulations on being featured. Great job! Joseph
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Date: 6/19/2010 9:46:00 AM
A great "love-to-be poem, Janette - fits us all. Congrats on the selection. LOve, daver
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Date: 6/19/2010 5:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Janette. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/18/2010 11:06:00 PM
Self acceptance... I absolutly love this poem, Janette!...So simply written yet full of wisdom..I have to disagree with the first three lines of the last verse though! Congrats on your feature this week - Tim
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Date: 6/17/2010 7:48:00 PM
Outstanding write here, Janette and an excellent selection to be featured this week!! Congratulations!!
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Date: 6/16/2010 5:41:00 PM
Janette, I am very happy you are who you are. You can be very proud of this poem. I am very happy to meet you and I could relate to your every word. Keep it up, God Bless, Cile
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Date: 6/15/2010 7:14:00 AM
Congrats. on your poem being featured this week, Janette. Agape, Moses
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Date: 6/14/2010 12:56:00 PM
Congrats Janette on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all.. with luv.. Linda-Marie...
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Date: 6/13/2010 6:53:00 PM
Congratulations Janette on your featured write. Vince
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Date: 1/21/2010 9:50:00 AM
Great poem I think alot of us feel that way, but as long as were comfortable in our own skin i think is fine by me. Thank you for your kind words on my feature. Not sure how I write usually I have music in mind mind and it rolls like out like a song thanks again. Great poem here Janette
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Date: 5/4/2009 8:58:00 AM
I love this! There are so many things I talk myself out of just the same way. Brilliant!
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