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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"

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
What a great find !

Such maturity.

I hope you want for nothing !

Tony
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
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
Vickie
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Very nicely done Linda, blessings, holly
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
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
Linda,

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
You have shown all the aspirations of what dreams are made of. Simply a beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Linda Bergman-Althouse
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?
Linda
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