Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A long wait



How envious I was
Of the girl up our rough road
I was so forlorn

She had many dolls
Messy me, never had one
Just cars and soldiers

My mum saw my grief
Calculating, asked girl’s Ma
"Is there a spare one?"

Shock! Girl shook her head
Had to wait a few more years
To get a real one

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14 comments:

  1. I loved this...speaks volumes.

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  2. If my son had actually ever expressed an interest in a doll, I'd have gotten it for him. Maybe he didn't because he already had a huge menagerie of stuffed animals.

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  3. How sad. I would have shared.

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  4. A living doll is anywhere a blessing to the innocent boy growing up! In that age of curiosity both would want to know more about relationships. Great lines oldegg!

    Hank

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  5. aww, sweet messy you. so sorry, she should have shared

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  6. I'm sure the real one was worth the wait and much more fun!

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  7. Always amazing how heartbreak becomes so beautiful in written words.

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  8. She had so many dolls, yet spared not even a one. Expresses volumes.
    Nice that a real doll was in the fate. Sweet are the fruits of patience & hard-work :)

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  9. It is so wrong how there are boy toys and girl toys...nothing wrong with either for boys or girls...

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  10. I always wanted cars and soldiers but got dolls! If I'd known you then we could have swapped!

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  11. Love the statement this poem makes. My brother and I played with each other's toys. I played with his tanks he played with my dolls soon it became our toys, we forgot whose were whose. We had a lot of fun. No one should decide that toys are girls or boys toys they're toys.

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  12. I think it's great if children from either gender get to experience all sorts of toys.

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