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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.

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Subbaraman N V 28 November 2007

A lovely portrayal! Congratulations!

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Alison Cassidy 08 December 2007

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

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Lauren Watkins 02 December 2007

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

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Roger Cornish 29 November 2007

Top Poem mate! Well Done.

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Ivan Donn Carswell 29 November 2007

This is the seminal Jerry Hughes! Rgds, Ivan

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Linda Ori 29 November 2007

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

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