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  LIttle No More
by Lloyd Lofthouse
Saturday, May 01, 2010
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Children sprout into trees and blow away with the wind in Autumn.

Once upon-a-time
There was a little girl who
Weighed forty pounds.

She was short for her age
and worried that her fate
Was to be the family pygmy.

She had postage-stamp sized hands
and in the evenings
When the family strolled,
All she could do
Was hold onto one finger of her
Daddy's left hand
or become a quarter-horse jockey
Riding on his shoulders.
If anything was misplaced,
Her eagle eyes found it.
When daddy or mommy worked in the yard,
She was there
Volunteering to help daddy
Mend the homestead.

Being sensible,
Her child logic was legendary,
and she earned a nickname
Known as Little Momma.

Then strange hormones flew in on a hurricane
Along with a boy-crazy virus.
Little Momma sprouted and vanished
Like Dr. Jekyll into a Ms Hyde,
Who left clothing littered everywhere,
and like a foreign exchange student,
Was seldom home.
The bedroom was neat no more.
Instead, it belonged on a moon
Orbiting Uranus.

After graduating from high school,
This stranger planned
To move to a university
Where the rent was cloudy
and others of her kind lived—
A form of blackmail for parents
Seeking tranquility.


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Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/2/2010
This is so cute, and so true. They start out as wonderful, lovable little darlings and the older they get---yes, the grow away from us in every way.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/2/2010
Fine work, Lloyd
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/1/2010

This was adorable! I was feeling very nostalgic and thinking of my six children growing into adults, but that last line had me rolling on the floor! "A form of blackmail for parents seeking tranquility" Ain't it the truth?

Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/1/2010
Luv the narrative, Lloyd, and the whole approach, tone and attitude...should all youngsters be removed from home at 12 and not returned till their 21st birthday? A friend of mine is all for that but I'm not as convinced although the argument has some merit. You made this personal and very real and it's such a satisfying piece of work.
It's good to see you back; don't stay away so long next time.

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