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Londis Carpenter

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A Friend
by Londis Carpenter

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There's a friend kids have


When they play all alone,


Though no one can see him


Who’s already grown.


He plays in the schoolyard;


He lives down the street.


He’s never around


For your parents to meet.


When something bad happens


He takes all the blame.


He’s that awful bad boy


Who hasn’t a name.


In stories you tell


He your dastardly foe;


Who gets you in trouble


Wherever you go.


When your mom has to ask


Where your socks can be found,


He’s the one who has scattered


Your clothes all around.


But some day you’ll grow up


And your friend has to leave,


When you’ll learn that your parents


No longer believe.


 

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Awesome message in this one......gee I think I know what you mean!!

My kid's are at that level...just making one big mess...and mommy must fix it!!

Without any "Thank you"

They just do it again!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Ha! Em.. I still try it on my dad.. he's 80 and he still expects it! (grin) We both know who's kidding who. This so cleverly says what we all know from childhood.. thank you for always bringing us back in touch with things we left behind.. it truly brightens my day. Besides, the rhyme and meter are perfect! You, Lonny, make my toes tap! Yep! katy xox.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great write with a message!
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