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Author Name: Freedyoung 3 Comments
Date Added: July 19, 2004 16:07:36 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Roadmap to Childhood
If I start at the largest bruise you acquired at school (though you don't remember how) and travel south, I come to a rather angry looking landmark.
A mosquito bite sits here.
You proudly look up at me and relate how you single-handedly vanquished the little monster.
From here, I head left toward the row of scratches that resulted from a lively wrestling match with our new kitten.
Making the long trek to your noggin, I find the resident, roaming mountain.
You seem to keep one knot after another from playing with your brother.
I end my journey at your newest hysterical marker.
A fresh cavern has been carved into your knee after falling off of your bike.
Teardrops fall from the heaven of your eyes and you ask me to kiss it and make it better.
I take special care to fold my precious map into my arms.
Who knows what treasures the legend will present the next time I travel your roadmap to childhood?
Author's Notes:
Little boys, I swear! My grandmother used to say every adult male was a walking miracle.
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Comment By: PremiumPaul on August 19, 2005 12:41:49 PM Report
What a wonderful piece!! Great symbolism and analogy
Comment By: FreeKelli on July 23, 2004 11:38:18 AM Report
LOL Grandmother's wisdom sounds great! Enjoyed this write. I have two little boys, 6 and 4. They are an accident waiting to happen! :)

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on July 20, 2004 08:53:01 PM Report
Grandmother's wisdom. It's a remarkable thing. This is purely adorable, Dori. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy. I love it. Good for you. ML


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