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Author Name: Freebarbinar 7 Comments
Date Added: May 17, 2010 17:05:01 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Because of the Wonder
A jar of caterpillars on the desk,
frogs in the kitchen sink;
we are entering into the 'nature phase'
with our six-year-old, I think.
He has no fear; he picks them up,
whether they walk, crawl, or fly,
and wants to know all about them;
the how, and what, and why.
Now, I'm not ready for this,
though I've had six years to prepare;
I could never become familiar
with eight-legged things with fuzzy hair.
Nevertheless, I'm his mother;
the one he runs to with each new prize,
so I'll smile and say, 'how pretty!'
because of the wonder in his eyes.
Author's Notes:
Let a child show you the world, if you would see its true beauty.
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Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on January 12, 2011 09:25:22 PM Report
Myself--I was the little boy always running after the spiders and bugs and whatever else came into view.  You know the saying about what little boys are made of--that was me, and it sounds as if it describes your son as well.  Great work my friend!


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on May 18, 2010 07:57:25 PM Report
This is just awesome dear lady.....
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on May 18, 2010 03:28:54 PM Report
Marvelous poem, Barbara....I loved each and every line that brought back memories with my 3 younguns.....Great rhyme and meter....
Margaret.....the Baglady

Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on May 17, 2010 09:38:48 PM Report
I loved this...This is so cute, and yes the wonder in his eyes is precious. This poem reminds me of my youngest daughter when she was little {seems so long ago} when she collected as many caterpillars as she could and put them in the corner of the garage to save them from evil mom and dad who wanted to spray the tree and kill them. It was a horrible mess in the garage but her explanation was too precious to not understand.
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on May 17, 2010 07:37:30 PM Report
...loved the ending ♥   yes, I raised three boys and we  had so much fun with the frogs, toads, lizards, etc....they even helped me get rid of any trepidation I had over snakes...non venimous ones, of course!  great poem!
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on May 17, 2010 07:29:23 PM Report
Barbara: this brought such a smile to me --- and a laugh about the spiders (not my fav animal either).

This is so cute............


Lady D

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on May 17, 2010 05:26:19 PM Report
Oh I loved this precious poem.  You are the lucky one, to get such exciting prizes from him, ha!  This is funny.  Good luck, just hope he doesn't bring a taratula!  My neighborhood friend as a kid used to chase me around the neighborood with one of those fuzzy, ugly things!  I loved your poem Barbara.


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