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When Dad Is a Biology Major

When Dad is a Biology Major By Elton Camp I liked to give an answer complete With specific details to be replete Child’s, “What are girls made of?” Brought information too far above C, H, N, O and not too many more The explanation proved to be a bore Nitrogenous bases purine & pyrimidine Are found in the DNA molecule I mean Adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine With P and deoxyribose sugar are seen In this wonderful helix they all lie “Daughter, you can see it if you try.” My answer was far too complex About replication, gametes and sex Since all she was really asking to hear Was repeat of a nursery rhyme, I fear

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