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When I was Ten

Way back then when I was ten, I recall the memories, That year, summer was spent on grandpa's farm; We woke up early on the farm to chicken melodies, I had a horse called Razzle Dazzle, he sure had charm. Helping my grandpa doing chores was a lot of fun, And helping grandma in the house was not a chore at all; We worked hard and were bone tired when the day was done, But then, one day off Razzle Dazzle, I had a fall. So, back to the city was my destination, With a fractured leg all I could do was play with my dolls; Making up stories, mother said I had an imagination, I painted bright pictures and taped them to my walls. My friends had to come see me in my room or backyard, They never stayed long and I was left alone; Spent the long days reading and writing, it was hard, I was used to freedom, so often I was quite forlorn. Then, my leg healed and I was a butterfly set free, I liked to collect "things" so grandpa made me a wagon; Off I would go into the woods to find what I could see, And come home with my wagon full and draggin'. Liked pretty sundresses, my jeans with flowers on them, Created bright jewelry and wore my entire collection; I loved helping mother in her garden of flower gems, And like most kids my age, I had tons of questions, questions. _______________________ January 27, 2016 Poetry/Rhyme/When I Was Ten Copyright Protected, ID 16- 749-406-0 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. For the contest, Way Back Then Sponsor, Kelly Deschler Third Place

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Date: 2/18/2016 11:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Excellent trip back in time, I enjoyed and could picture it as you expressed it.
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Date: 2/18/2016 1:44:00 PM
Susan, thanks for visiting with the congratulations and the nice comment, appreciate !
Date: 2/17/2016 9:41:00 AM
Broken Wings, many congrats on your win in the ten contest -luloo *smiles*
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:50:00 AM
Laura, thanks for the congratulations and the smiles ~
Date: 2/17/2016 9:25:00 AM
Broken, Congratulations on your nice win. LINDA
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/17/2016 9:29:00 AM
Linda, thanks for the congratulations !
Date: 2/17/2016 8:12:00 AM
love the journey, constance.. so well scribed!... sending my big congrats and huggs
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:08:00 AM
nette, thanks for the congrats and the hugs !
Date: 2/17/2016 5:50:00 AM
A really great story of your childhood, BW. Congratulations on this one.
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/17/2016 9:09:00 AM
Lin, thanks so much for the congratulations, so grateful !
Date: 2/16/2016 9:54:00 PM
Congratulations BW, and thank you for sharing such a valuable treasure. Bless your memories and Peace:) I hope the leg doesn't give you problems in cold weather!
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Date: 2/17/2016 1:41:00 AM
Daniel, thanks for the congratulations, oh yes that leg does ache in cold weather and I have a right arm the same, broke that falling off a bike as an adult ~
Date: 2/16/2016 8:48:00 PM
I grew up out in the country too and always helped my Mom in her flower garden... Congrats on a win with this wonderful poem! Thanks for entering, Constance :)
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Date: 2/17/2016 1:44:00 AM
Kelly, thank you so much for my great placement in your contest, I recall each morning going out to collect the eggs and my grandma had a small vegetable garden, that she called the kitchen garden and each day we would gather vegetables for the day, she gave me a little corner to grow flowers, lots of good memories ~
Date: 1/27/2016 9:23:00 AM
Your feelings seep out of your words, fueling the emotional fires that smolder within your verses. Very well written. Emile.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/27/2016 11:31:00 AM
Emile, thanks for the lovely comment and the compliment !
Date: 1/27/2016 8:53:00 AM
when I turned 10, it was 1985....purple rain still rocked and hip hop was on the rise....my athletic ability grew stronger by the day....because unlike kids now, we knew how and Loved to play....and now as I sit back and reflect....there is not one moment of my childhood that I have come to regret....very touching and inspiring bw....;)
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/27/2016 8:56:00 AM
Eric, thanks for visiting with that great comment, always wonderful to have a visit from you ~
Date: 1/27/2016 1:34:00 AM
Adorable poem makes you smile all the way through
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/27/2016 8:38:00 AM
Brian, thanks for visiting and for the adorable, oh yes, to be that innocent child again... sigh !