Treasure Island

C.J. Heck

(August 10 / Born in Columbus OH - living in Florida)

All By Myself (CJ & Rusty for Children)


I gotta play by myself today
cause Mommy is cleaning and mopping.
Then she’ll be calling a sitter
for when she goes grocery shopping.

The sitter, she’s really boring.
She’s always on the dumb phone,
or painting her nails or combing her hair
so I guess I’ll be playing alone …

I think I will get out my play dough
and make a spaghetti pie.
Or maybe, I'll feed all my dollies
so they won't be fussy and cry.

At two, I’ll watch my TV shows.
Till then, I'll build with my blocks.
When I'm done, I'll pick them all up
(if I can get 'em all back in the box) .

Maybe after, my secret friend and I
will draw a picture or two
with all my favorite crayons,
specially the reds greens and blues.

I really like my toys and games
and my other good stuff … but gee,
I think ALL playing is funner
when Mommy is here beside me.

Submitted: Monday, December 26, 2005
Edited: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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  • Adeline Foster (12/11/2013 5:40:00 PM)

    'Lovely' is all I can say. I am very much enjoying your poetry. Read mine - I Worry Too -
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  • Shannon Chapel (12/28/2005 6:16:00 PM)

    What can I say...brilliant. Once again you've allowed me to travel back in time to a much simpler time. A time where the biggest decision I had to make was whether to color my picture using red or blue or whether to put the lace dress or the satin dress on my dolly. Ah, life was so much easier then.; -)

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  • Joseph Daly (12/27/2005 3:04:00 AM)

    CJ, Rusty, what a brilliant piece, capturing that spirit that children exhibit, of making do, because what they really want is not available to them. I guess it shows the versitility of children, something we lose as we grow older.

    Brilliant!

    Love

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  • David Darbyshire (12/27/2005 2:19:00 AM)

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH thats nice darling C.J. playing is always Fun and Good for you........... sounds nice as well CJ.Love from Dave xxx (Report) Reply

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