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Little Nell

A small whine in my ear. “Let me see. What have we here?” A new little monster with a pinched red face; Whose caterwauls usurped my place? “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. My favorite dresses, my new toy, My Daddies lap, my mothers joy; Curly blonde bundle so unlike me; Everything mine was given to she. “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. “Sweet little villain or Little Nell?” “Who was the monster?” Only God can tell. So long it took for love to grow, Between the monsters and their egos. “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. So long you snuggled at my side, Looked up to me let meanness slide. So long we suffered, women we; In a masculine shadow, a manly lea. “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. And monsters two linked arms and hands, Against the villainous male we’d stand. Against that new pinched-faced wail, The long awaited hierarchical male. “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. He took the toys, the time, the horsy rides. He took our parents from our side. And yet, as time and tide did pass; We three did come to see at last. “I wish. I wish.” I’d opened wide, My fledgling arms, let go my pride. To wish, to wish and open wide; To let go the anger, let go the pride. To know each monster has it day, And every child a price to pay. And so each parent’s task is vast; To create a family that will last.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 2/5/2011 11:35:00 PM
soupmail on your poem!
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Date: 12/18/2008 3:11:00 PM
wow great poem sometimes that's how the little brother or sister is at first, that's how we feel[thanx for the correction].....Always Maryam
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Date: 12/17/2008 5:53:00 PM
...others personal poetry, as well. If it is penned from the heart and soul, no matter what it is, it is the way it is meant to be - in my humble opinion. :) Hope you understand. I love advice though, so anytime you want, give me advice, i welcome opinions. :) Kristin
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Date: 12/17/2008 5:52:00 PM
Hi! This is a wonderful poem, with a great message. I am an only child, who has 5 little ones, so I often feel so badly for them, having to share all the time! lol I like the repeats here. as for my Valhalla poem, the line you suggested does not make sense in the regard I meant it, so i must leave it alone, as i like it as is. :) Which parts do you think are weak? For me, a poem that is very personal, as that one is for me, cannot BE wrong, or weak - just my opinion, and that is how I regard...
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Date: 12/17/2008 2:12:00 PM
I like the structure of this poem, great poem by the way...Raul
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