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I'm learning to say thank you.
And I'm learning to say please.
And I'm learning to use Kleenex,
Not my sweater, when I sneeze.
And I'm learning not to dribble.
And I'm learning not to slurp.
And I'm learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)
Not to burp.
And I'm learning to chew softer
When I eat corn on the cob.

And I'm learning that it's much
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Susan Williams 15 November 2015

We put a lot of store by table manners- takes a lot of the fun being a kid at of the dining room table away, doesn't it?

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Roseann Shawiak 22 January 2014

Love your humor! Brought a smile to my heart! It's also more fun being a slob sometimes! Eating with your fingers, playing with your food - makes eating easier than with a fork. Can picture my sons at a year old doing all you describe and telling them how good they were. Great poem, brought pictures to my mind! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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Cynthia Buhain-baello 01 February 2016

A very witty piece on manners and etiquette, I can still hear my aunt telling me these (in my mind) . Now it is m turn to tell them to kids.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 April 2017

A beautifully conceived entertainer poem. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Walterrean Salley 28 November 2016

(Learning by Judith Viorst.) **A bit of light verse.

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 December 2019

I'm learning to say thank you. And I'm learning to say please. And I'm learning to use Kleenex, simple and fine

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A B Faniki 28 July 2019

Beautiful, fun, and nice rhythm. Thanks for sharing

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Jeanette Telusma 24 June 2019

Interesting thoughts on...

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 May 2019

'm learning to say thank you. And I'm learning to say please. And I'm learning to use Kleenex, very fine poem.. tony

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Rajnish Manga 05 May 2019

Very interesting poem. I appreciate the poet's great sense of humor.

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