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The Tomboy

I was fascinated by frogs, dinosaurs, and outer space. Comic books, video games, and fast cars to race. I got my clean clothes dirty and skinned my knees. I spent my afternoons climbing high up in the trees. Came home from the playground with shoes full of sand. Went fishing, and held up my catch with my bare hand. I would get on my rusty, blue bike and ride to the park. Where we played games of tag or catch almost until dark. After school, I would go play baseball with the boys. Then, stay up late, listening to music and make noise. My homework sat in my backpack and never got done. I was too preoccupied with finding adventure and having fun. I was the tomboy that liked building Lego block walls. I was also a girl who played with pretty Barbie dolls. Richard Lamoureux's Gender Bender Contest

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Date: 12/13/2020 10:20:00 AM
Kelly, I like your Tomboy in poem better. More approachable. Imagined the fun it was stayed out 'til dark playin 'What time is it Mr. Fox?'. -Richard
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Date: 7/24/2014 10:47:00 AM
Sounds as if you just liked having fun. Nothing wrong with that! :o) I didn't know you where from WI??? I thought I was the only one??? Nice write!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 7/29/2014 1:23:00 AM
Thank you so much for the nice comments, Dan.... I loved having as much fun as possible when I was a kid. And sometimes, it just happened to be when I was playing sports with the boys!.... Yes, I'm from WI. I was born in Stevens Point, grew up in Iola, and now I live in Big Falls. I haven't met anyone else from WI, either. Now I know that I'm not the only one!
Date: 6/22/2014 7:08:00 AM
You should no be surprised, this is a well deserved win Kelly.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 4:43:00 PM
When I posted this poem, it didn't get many comments, so I thought that I didn't do a good job with it. So, I was very happy to take a 2nd place. Thanks, once again, Richard. :)
Date: 6/22/2014 5:28:00 AM
Congratulations Kelly; very well thought out and rhymed couplets. Quite a tomboy! Liked the ending:) // paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/25/2014 3:29:00 PM
Thank you for reading my poem, Paul. I really appreciate your nice comments and the kind congrats! :)
Date: 6/18/2014 11:28:00 PM
Hey Kelly, Congratulations:)~ Enjoyed, reading every awesome poem on Richard's L, Gender Bender winning list. ... XoX.... LINDA
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Date: 6/18/2014 8:18:00 PM
I was always infatuated with the tomboys and always dated the athletic and outdoorsy ones....congrats on the win
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 5:07:00 PM
I always liked playing with dolls and being a normal girl. But, I also wanted to play sports, and just run around outside and get into trouble. I felt more free just being a tomboy!.... Thank you for the kind congrats, Tim. I appreciate it very much! :)
Date: 6/18/2014 5:45:00 PM
ahaha awesome I was soo like that too! :) great job :)
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 4:47:00 PM
Thank you very much, Casarah. It's nice to know that I'm not the only girl around here, who grew up like a tomboy! :)
Date: 6/18/2014 3:58:00 PM
:D i like this.. :D you made me remember one Korenovela with this. :) i love the 2 and 3rd stanza they are so cute and lil naughty but in nice wya.. :D Congratulations Kelly! :D
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 4:09:00 PM
It was fun being a tomboy, because I could break the rules a little bit more than the average girl! :) .... Thank you very much for the kind congrats, Olive. I'm happy that you enjoyed this poem! :)
Date: 6/18/2014 12:55:00 PM
Kelly, Congratulations on your sweet win, awesome Gender Bender win...SKAT
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Date: 6/18/2014 11:04:00 AM
a fabulous write Kelly a well deserved winner. hugs Jan xxx
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 1:25:00 AM
Thank you for the nice comments, Jan. I appreciate it very much! Hugs :)
Date: 6/18/2014 9:59:00 AM
Congratulations on the fine win in the contest Gender Bender,
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 1:11:00 AM
Thank you very much, Dr. Ram.
Date: 6/18/2014 9:23:00 AM
I really enjoyed this one and how you bent it back to being a girl. Congratulations, one of the best.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/22/2014 12:59:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Richard. It really means a lot to me. I was not expecting to place this well, so it was a pleasant surprise to see your winner's list today!
Date: 6/4/2014 8:07:00 PM
You could have been my best friend. Next life, get a can of spray paint. :)
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/8/2014 8:29:00 PM
Will do!.... I liked playing with dolls and being a normal girl, yet I would also hang out with the boys, and get into trouble!.... Thank you for the kind comments, Robert. I appreciate it very much!