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Dangerous, courageous, My lovely little girl, A tough one, a rough one, Strength in every curl, Never mad, never sad, But plots a secret scheme, Shy away, I tell you, From those dark eyes’ laser beam. Did you know she sees through us, Who stumble, fail and fall? She knows full well to get to me, To her my heart’s in thrall. A neat girl, a sweet girl That she’ll never be. Not for her obedience Suppressing every need, No more than twelve but prescient She knows where that could lead. But Believing me fast sleeping, Unseen in her good deed, She tucks me in lest I catch cold, Tending to my need. The soft side, the sweet side She keeps them both at bay. It’s true, I know, that outwardly it may not look that way But for the fact I was awake I'm thankful every day

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Date: 10/17/2020 8:26:00 PM
Captures the different sides of a precocious girl so well. Resonates so well. A FAVE for me. Thank you, Tansy.
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Tansy Roekaerts
Date: 10/18/2020 7:41:00 AM
Thank you I was hoping to capture her unique character
Date: 10/13/2020 1:24:00 AM
You do meter well, something I struggle with and to be honest, do not have time to perfect.. Your daughter seems like a lovely girl with the whole world at her feet... Such a beautiful dedication.. You are a wonderful mum and that shows through your love for your daughter...
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Silent One
Date: 10/13/2020 5:36:00 AM
What is lone dog? I'm not sure how anyone can copy meter....
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Tansy Roekaerts
Date: 10/13/2020 3:46:00 AM
I shamlessles copied the meter from lone dog a childhoulf favorite. In my defense 2 illustrious poets here recommended I do exactly that in order to learn. Thank you, you're right she may not be with me but I see ber