jerry hughes

(January 4,1931 / a citizen of the world)

GIRL CHILD


From mewling and puking,
nappy wetting and fouling,
to standing and demanding.
This miracle of procreation
beautiful in construction,
carries within her
the beginning, and the end.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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  • Alison Cassidy (12/8/2007 9:18:00 PM)

    Your Shakespearean first words summons a poem which is the essence of Jerry Hughes - brief, unequivocal and with an ocean of wisdom in the last line. Very, very good. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Lauren Watkins (12/2/2007 4:40:00 AM)

    Don't forget, from standing and demanding to growing, learning and conquering. Lovely work Jerry, from a Girl Child herself. Xx (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (11/29/2007 12:51:00 AM)

    Ah, Jerry - such a fine descriptive piece of verse. Anyone I know? lol! Short and to the point, but beautifully done.
    Linda :) (Report) Reply

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