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A Mother's Dream?

Each year you get school pictures for everyone to see.
I always plead my case for you to just dress properly.

I make you wear your hair down or maybe with some curls
but then the pictures get here and I say ''Who are these girls? ''

Why do I make them do this, clean up and look their best?
Why can't I say ''Just go as you are.'' and let them get their rest?

If a picture speaks a thousand words, your pictures surely scream.

You're sitting there pretending to be your mother's dream.
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Shannon Monroe 16 December 2005

the best photo i ever taken was when i was in 4th grade! very cute poem... i really liked it! shannon

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Crystal Johnson 18 November 2005

I like the way you say that you like your kids better when they are theirselves.My dad was always the type to make me dress up in real fancy clothes when really, it wasnt me. You put it together so good, i hope I will be able to write like you one day Crystal

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Faith Elizabeth Brigham 08 October 2005

Mary-All of my children are furry, four-legged hounds but like Aaron, it brought back memories for me, too. I loved this poem. I think it is excellent. Best regards-Faith

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Aaron Rigodon 07 October 2005

This poem is great and by reading it I remember the memories when I look at my elementary school picture. Sincerly, Aaron.

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Uriah Hamilton 26 September 2005

I remember those school picture days, unfortunately.

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Brian Dorn 22 June 2006

Mary, A great lesson to be learned in this one. Brilliantly done! ! Brian

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Becky Ginn 01 June 2006

This is a wonderful poem. My mum used to be the same but she has given up on me now. Hehe. Keep up the good work. Lobe Becky

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Duncan Wyllie 18 February 2006

Acceptence for who we are not what society would like to dictate.Lots to be learned from this.Love Duncan

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Kee Thampi 03 February 2006

but then the pictures get here and I say ''Who are these girls? '' Why do I make them do this, clean up and look their best? Why can't I say ''Just go as you are.'' and let them get their rest? If a picture speaks a thousand words, your pictures surely scream. You're thanks for your kindness in writing lovely poems sincerely thampi please read my poems and make a sing thanks thampi

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Joy Vanderhelm 19 January 2006

Well, at least your the kind of parent that has learned when to let go. You nurtue them and let them grow, but let them be their own person, as well. The couplets are nice and add a certain light, airiness to this very cute poem.

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