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The Eclectic Pen - Just Add Water

By: Kelly W.   + 2 more  
Date Submitted: 2/27/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 59

  Dressed in tiny suits
Bubble bottoms, triangle tops
Her tiny toes with timid touch
Begins the swim with little “plops”

Diapers gone, ruffles on
Surprised splashes, rubbing lashes
A wet playground filled with balls
Noodles, rafts & occasional squalls

“Look Mommy, look at me!”
Cannonball, backstroke, pike or free
Beach, pool, shallow or deep
Entire summers of pruney feet

What happens to kids
When added to water,
Play becomes endless
And bodies like otters.

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Marta J. (booksnob) - 2/27/2007 9:54 AM ET
Very, very cute! And so true.
IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 2/27/2007 12:54 PM ET
good I can see it
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 2/27/2007 3:35 PM ET
You won me on this one. Good! :)
Nora A. (happymama) - 3/1/2007 4:26 PM ET
Makes me anxious for summer with my little guy!
Diane B. (wilddesertrose) - 3/2/2007 10:48 PM ET
That was delightful. Loved the unexpected word choices and the meter was spot on.
Lynn B. (seraphina) - 3/26/2007 8:57 PM ET
excallent makes me long for summer
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