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I Want
by Linda Bergman-Althouse

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I found this poem in a box in the attic recently. I wrote it when I was ten or eleven. I'm thinking, it may be the first poem I ever wrote.


I want to be a doctor when I grow, not for people though.

I want to sing and dance for thousands hidden by the darkness.

I want to curl the shiniest and softest hair to make ones more beautiful than they know.

I want to ride a golden palomino and win a blue-ribbon show.

I want to play a Queen dressed in the most exquisite royal clothing.

I want to have the grandest garden with neighbors envious of my hoeing.

I want to be a judge at a 4-H fair, so the best of cookies, cakes and fudge I will get a fair share.

I want to sing the National Anthem at Wrigleys Field for all of Illinois to hear.

I want to live nestled in the woods and befriend all the deer.

When I'm grown, I wonder, will I still be wanting?

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Linda Bergman-Althouse
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Reviewed by Tony Jenkins 10/17/2008
What a great find !

Such maturity.

I hope you want for nothing !

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/1/2008
Good Morning Linda,
What A Lovely Treasure Your Have From Your Days Of Being A Little Girl!
This Write Is So Precious. Your Beautiful Words From So Long Ago Are Penned Like A Princess!
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/16/2007
Very nicely done Linda, blessings, holly
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/22/2007
I want to live nestled in the woods and befriend all the deer.

I still do! And I wouldn't worry about that very nasty critic below.

Write On!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/22/2007

I thought it was a believable poem for a ten year old. I'm not a critic and never will be but if I were a teacher in an English Literature Class you would definitely not get an F. Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/21/2007
You have shown all the aspirations of what dreams are made of. Simply a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Linda Bergman-Althouse 8/21/2007
Thanks for your opinion David. Obviously you didn't know me at 10 or the environment I was raised in. Only then would you understand why I very clearly knew the concept of wanting and dreaming. You are right with most of your other accusations--probably written quickly (maybe when I was hiding in the chicken coup), no idea about construction, it is repetitive and some of the other things you said. Although at 10, I wasn't very demanding -- too intimidated for that. So if you were my teacher and I was 10 would I get an F in poetry?

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