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Little Long-Legs

Little Long-Legs by Amy Swanson Running to me with big hugs and even bigger brown eyes smile full of mischief arms thrown around my neck --- almost choking me!--- *smile* "I love you Mommy!" my little "Long-Legs" how fast you have grown. Almost as tall as your short mama *but then that wouldn't take much* --wink!-- I smile remembering a time when my little Long-Legs ... my long-legged girl... had little bitty short legs just learning how to toddle around the house (falling over!) crawling faster than I could walk running to keep up with her...!... purple baby food plums smeared across a happy smiling mouth full of giggles and smiles with no idea how cruel this world can be; pure innocence. Pure contentment. Oh how time flies. She's nine next week birthday princess toddler toys long gone; she wants a bike so she can ride like the wind -- already the taste of freedom in her mouth already the feel of freedom in her spirit another step... away from me. But she knows I will always *and, somehow, forever* watch over my little girl even when she is no longer little. She smiles at me teeth slightly crooked hair brushed all by herself and asks "Do you like my style?" already planning her fashion agenda like every "big girl" does. My almost-nine year old girl born on lucky clover day March 17th, 2000 the day she changed my life *my world* so grown up, so soon... and I know more is on the way. What I don't know is how this mother's heart will fare when one day she leaves. You make my life complete sunshine girl full of tickles and giggles I love you so, my little Long-Legs.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 3/18/2009 9:39:00 AM
A thoroughly gifted rapture of love. Love
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Date: 3/13/2009 8:23:00 AM
This poem offers the reader such a gift of joy! But there is nostalgia, too, as we can only watch as small legs grow to "long legs." Your love for your daughter shines throughout this excellent work. Your daughter is lucky to have you! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 3/12/2009 5:47:00 AM
what a wonderful write about your long legs... want a bike..nhuh?!? wish her my birthday wishes... alright!! she's a lovely girl.... all adventurous!! reminds me off ME... the fast crawling... so me... when i was a kid!! nicely written... she must be so proud of you... ~ Arany
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Date: 3/12/2009 12:37:00 AM
Amy, I love the message, imagery and structure of this poem. Thank you for your comment of my recently featured poem. Randy
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Date: 3/11/2009 9:43:00 PM
I can see the love in this little piece from mother to daughter,great job and thank you for shareing your feelings of unconditational love.
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Date: 3/11/2009 2:21:00 PM
Oh how sweet. Wonderful write, Amy. You've got to be a proud Mother. She sounds adorable. HUGS! ~Belinda~
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Date: 3/11/2009 1:43:00 PM
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Date: 3/11/2009 11:33:00 AM
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Date: 3/11/2009 10:47:00 AM
I do hope you will save all these poems, so that some day when she's grown....she will know how much she was loved! So tender, so sweet. ~ love, Carrie
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