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Kind of nursery rhymey, and silly, I know, I know.

 

Way back then when I was two,
I couldn't even tie my shoe.
But I could stand up on a chair
to retrieve my teddy bear.

Way back then when I was four,
I'd sneak out the doggie door,
cause the door latch was too high
for such a little guy.

Way back then when I was six,
I could really do some tricks.
I would climb way up in trees
and hang there from my knees.

Way back then when I was eight,
I sure loved to roller skate.
It was always quite a thrill
to go flying down a hill.

Way back then when I was ten,
I for swimming had a yen.
From a cliff beside the falls
I did lots of cannonballs.

When I think of stuff I did
when I was just a kid,
I'm stumped how one so bold
could end up getting old.

January 23, 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/18/2016 10:44:00 AM
:) Congratulations on your win! Delightful read.
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:49:00 AM
Hi Roy: Good to hear from you again. I enjoyed your poetic trip from baby bold at 2 to an older child at 2
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:20:00 AM
Roy, Congratulations on your nice win. LINDA
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Date: 2/17/2016 7:30:00 AM
ohh, so refreshing, rod!...big congrats on your shining win!..huggs
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Roy Jerden
Date: 2/17/2016 7:37:00 AM
Thanks, Nette. But come on, it's kinda lame. It's Roy, not Rod, BTW.
Date: 2/17/2016 12:39:00 AM
I love your take on the theme, Roy, and the humour. Great write. Well done. Regards, Viv
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Date: 2/16/2016 9:29:00 PM
Fantastic. I love reading these. We all have so much in common in our formative years. Man how life has changed. Congratulations on the win, Roy.
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Date: 2/16/2016 9:15:00 PM
Enjoyed this very much, Roy. Simple and childlike - just like me!
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Roy Jerden
Date: 2/17/2016 7:44:00 AM
I really enjoy your sense of humor, Keith. A lot like mine, and I'm not kidding. Those comments on Craig's blog in response to mine were awesome.
Date: 2/16/2016 8:00:00 PM
I enjoyed your take on the theme, not only writing about when you were ten, but other ages as well... Congrats on a win with this beautiful poem! Thanks for entering, Roy :)
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Date: 1/27/2016 6:31:00 AM
What fun, the memories and nostalgia
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Date: 1/23/2016 5:43:00 PM
Hmmmmm! loved those cannonballs. --Chas
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