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  Sweet Girl
by Elisabeth Barstowe
Monday, November 22, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Sweet girl..
When did I loose you?
You're over my head
and not one word I've said
got through to you.

Worlds colliding
crashing wild and free
another me
in you I see.

And I'm afraid
and awestruck
by your pride.

Such bullish behaviour
I've NEVER seen the like
It's like you're iron clad
cast from top to toe
in iron strength spikes.

Woe me
the mother, the friend, the foe.
Cajoling, pleeding,
on her tippy toes.

I've lost my strategies
and find myself dumbstruck.
I can't help to feel proud,
as much as out of luck.

I know that whatever life may throw at you
my dear sweet girl...
Your are well and able,
equipped and capable,
ready to handle.

Locked and loaded,
armed to the teeth,
you have a WORLD of strength
my sweet.




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Reviewed by Art Sun 12/12/2010
Your thoughts give one the inside view of a mothers relationship with her daugther, and the acceptance of where she is and how she will tackle the world...

nice work...
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 11/26/2010
It's very hard to be the parent of a teenager. Interesting poem. Laurel
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/23/2010
Very well done. This piece has a lot of power to it.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/23/2010
Parental awakening is a frightful and exciting event all at the same time Elisabeth. I believe we are more than a bit intimidated by how much they have learned and how rapidly their personalities matured. Their rush to be adults almost overwhelms us. You describe the emotions of most of today's parents with great accuracy in your poem. Entertaining and revealing my dear friend. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/23/2010
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/22/2010
The growing pains of a parent when a child believes they have reach adulthood, patience...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/22/2010
Wow Elizabeth, this sounds like pretty well every parent with a child. A great message in here.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/22/2010
A lovely tribute and gift for the intended recipient, Elisabeth. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully "the sweet girl" will appreciate what you have expressed and shared via your verses here. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/22/2010
A playful and very moving poem!
Mothers and daughters exist in such a complex relationship ~ so many different phases.
Blessings,
Christine

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