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511 East Frank Street Vintage
by Vivian L Dawson
Monday, March 26, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My, my look at me
growing pains have
made me look womanly

But what of that little
girl inside who still wants
to be a child at play

Mama says that I should
redecorate my girlie room,
but teddy bear "Snuggles"
must remain for he has
been my hugs of comfort
every step of the way

Now I must get dressed
as  my once neighborhood
playmate  of hide and seek
and kick the can "Johnny"
is calling on me going to the
movies this Friday night holding
hands just like the real grown
ups do

Such is being interim of what
is called "sweet" sixteen when
you can not go back but scared
of moving forward too fast

Mama..please leave the porch
light on for us


(c) 511 East Frank Street Vintage
Vivian L Dawson






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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/28/2012
You describe this facet of life quite well, Vivian.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/27/2012
Love the innocents in this, I love having my Grandgirls age 2 and 4..I can play like a kid again with them and I love it!
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 3/27/2012
Never been sure if adolescence is the turbulent time the "experts" tell us. Your poem probably expresses how it feels beter than most. A bit scarey leaving the things of a child behind but a time of promise and anticipation too.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/27/2012
Reads like a coming-of-age story.

Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 3/27/2012
Nice poem.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/27/2012
such feelgood warm and tender thoughts
and images, a delight, Vivian, a delight

Reviewed by jude forese 3/26/2012
a dear and moving poem of a child beginning to become a young woman ...
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/26/2012
those akward years, and yes 16 should probably be the new 12 or something like that!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/26/2012
Oh wow this is sweet, captures 16 beautifully, and don't we still feel this way even all grown up. I still snuggle the bear each night. Hmmm, too late for turning back, but ... still not ready to grow up all the way :)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/26/2012
Snuggling my teddy bear till I met John at 17! Capturing
a delightful memory to little girls to sweetly become a teen.
Refreshing poem with your special touch Lady Vivian.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Laura Fall 3/26/2012
Oh, what a sweet write as this is truly delightful poetry Laura
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/26/2012
Hah! A refreshing genre departure, Vivian, and a delightful one to boot. Sweet sixteen probably doesn't mean as much these days as it used to when I was growing up. I loved this cute poem, and I just know you took your own experience as a guideline for writing it. Gotta love it!

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