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In my special child’s room, delightfully cozy There watches Smidgeburner, his ape stuffed toy, cuddly fuzzy Alongside prettisome guru, chimpanzee Betzy Donning a hat declaring “God does not bless the lazy!” Then Smidgeburner, a.k.a Smidge becomes busy Tidying the bed-zoo against being messy Guru Betzy supervises, never bossy Smiling, she commends, “Wow; room’s not lousy!” While cleaning, Smidge feels tired and dizzy Turning jovial mood into a sickening frenzy... Betzy counsels, “Working well never makes one crazy” So she hums a tune that invites good air, soothingly breezy. As Smidgeburner rests in their secured haven, warmly grassy Betzy, the loving lovely guardian, is not anymore uneasy. Concluding the monkey-tale, I hug my boy who’s now drowsy Thanking God* for pacifying his spasm epilepsy.
*2Chronicles 5:13 …praising and thanking the LORD; …For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. March 13, 2019 1st place, "The Smidget Puggily and Her Prettisome Guru" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Caren Krutsinger; judged on 3/27/2019.

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Date: 4/12/2019 2:53:00 PM
Congrats on being in the top 100 new poems! Also congrats on your contest win. My favorite toy was a rubber monkey I named King Bongo.
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Date: 3/28/2019 2:52:00 AM
Wunnerful, Wunnerful, as Lawrence Welk used to say, and it IS, too! Very moving, how God sometimes sends little friends in the persons of their favorite toys to help afflicted children through their troubles. Very Nice!
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Date: 3/27/2019 6:45:00 PM
Cute, Beata, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 3/27/2019 6:22:00 PM
oh Beata I have tears reading the poem especially the final stanza I can imagine the need for comfort and security and familiarity for a child with special needs. many congrats on your win, into my faves for so many many reasons the greatest of which is my work with special needs students at school/ hugs jan xx
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