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Mike
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0 posted 02-27-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Our youngest daughter sucked her thumb,
...when she slept at night,
The dentist said that she must stop,
...or suffer overbite.
You need to get some alcohol,
...the rubbing kind he said,
Put some on her thumb tonight,
...before she goes to bed,
So we did as dentist said,
...and bought the alcohol,
Told our daughter what we'd do,
...and howdy, did she bawl,
She went into hysterics,
...a screaming and a crying,
I'm sure that all the neighbors thought,
...that someone was a dying,
I held her close, and asked what's wrong,
...your mom and I are here,
We couldn't for the life of us,
...figure out her fear,
She looked at us with reddened eyes,
...at six looked so angelic,
Don't make me taste that awful stuff,
...and become an alcoholic.

We nixed the rubbing alcohol idea... which is probably why I paid for braces...




[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 02-27-2000).]
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Corinne
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1 posted 02-27-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Got a great chuckle out of this one, Mike!

And I've got the perfect bite to prove it, too!  See?

Corinne
Martie
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2 posted 02-27-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Tim, this is adorable!!  

My son he liked his bottle
it was sort of like a thumb
something to hold and think with
when he was feeling glum.

The doctor said that juice and milk
would rot his teeth for sure
so I substituted water
and that seemed to be the cure.

Then one day a dentist, mind you
extracting a tooth gone bad
filled his bottle with red stuff
the stuff he shouldn't have.

My dear son with toothless grin
looked at the doc and said
please can I have water
this will rot my teeth real bad.

Well, sheeesh..... sorry, you inspired me,
can't rhyme like you
but the stories true.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 02-27-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Mike! Wonderful story! I love it...

and Martie, what was in that bottle? KoolAid? Cute poems both of you...
Denise
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4 posted 02-27-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great, Mike!!  

Denise
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5 posted 02-27-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Adorable, Mike.
~*Marge*~


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sandgrain
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6 posted 02-27-2000 11:33 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Out of the mouths of babes and into the parents poems.  Enjoyed both of them.
Meadowmuse
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7 posted 02-27-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Thanks for the smile, Mike...a funny story well told, and something that you'll always treasure.

Claire
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8 posted 02-28-2000 07:13 AM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

This one is fun. It made me smile {wide}.

Alle'cram
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 02-28-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful tale
Wonderfully told!
Liz
Michael
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10 posted 02-28-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This is great Mike.  Thank for an early morning laugh.  Needed one today.


michael
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11 posted 02-28-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

ROFL....this is so cute, thanks for the laugh  
 
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