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Little Boys

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 03-04-2000 06:27 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Little Boys

Little boys have so much steam
They play nonstop til hour of dream
But when their little engines quit
Well, that is just the end of it

Little boys play in the dirt
And romp and jump til they get hurt
They put a bandaid on their knee
Then show it off with pride and glee

Little boys need lots of care
And they don’t really like to share
They fight and scuffle willingly
And in the end want sympathy

Little boys like dirty hands
Grease and worms and rubber bands
In cartoon shows they get immersed
And swear that wrestling’s not rehearsed  

Little boys need to be served
For if they’re not, they get unnerved
They practice time and time again
Just how to act when they are men

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 03-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Nurse Crachet
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1 posted 03-04-2000 06:32 AM       View Profile for Nurse Crachet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nurse Crachet

Never thought about it that way before, great poem here, I really enjoyed.
RobertB
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2 posted 03-04-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

'lizabeth......I hope you are a grandma someday!!!!

Robert
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3 posted 03-04-2000 08:32 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Little boys are delightful... as is this poem!! LOL. I love 'em... and the men they grow into. Now teenagers... *G* That's another story! LOL
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4 posted 03-04-2000 08:37 AM       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

Lizzie~
Life is just one big rehearsal for them, HUH?
LOL !  Cute as heck perspective.
~*Marge*~


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Pepper
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Smiling big time here Liz ...  
Wonderful !!!!!!
Cerenity
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Hi Liz,

Your way with words make my heart sing every time. Some little boys I know are still in the state you speak of as adults and thats quiet all right with me, because I love them just the way they are. Yes wresting is rehearsed or so I've been told by the litte boy in my life.

Cerenity
Martie
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Liz, I love this, makes me think of my two boys when they were little, and now they're wonderful sensitive men.  Thanks for the smile.
Denise
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This is another delightful poem, Elizabeth!
I enjoyed this immensely!  

Denise
Tara Simms
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9 posted 03-05-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Liz, you've just described my two little boys perfectly!
Seymour Tabin
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Elizabeth,
You speak from experience and it shows. Lovely poem. Love Sy
bboog
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11 posted 03-06-2000 12:37 AM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

Liz: cute poem and no i'm not a stalker. Flea-sized quibbles: line 6 is a typo "thet" instead of "they". And line 7 "bandage" or "bandaid" instead of "bandade".
bboog
Christopher
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12 posted 03-06-2000 01:08 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

LOL... Well I must have practiced a lot, 'cause I've got it down now!
Great one Liz, with the perfect tie-up!
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Great little poem Liz, I liked it very much  

 Keep all the windows of your mind open
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Michael
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Indeed - I saw myself in this as well as my son...LOL  I don't think there's ever an age we're truly not "little" inside, Liz.  Beautiful poem.

Michael
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Hehe...and I am sure you have the experience to know this!

Wonderful, Lizzy!

K

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life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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LOL...then they grow up and only become worse  
Corinne
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Wonderful, Elizabeth!

Corinne
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Such a sweetened poem, this. And so true to life...I have an eight year old wee one. Perfect portrayal, Liz.

~ Claire
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I appreciate your reading even my silly poems.
You are all so dear
And bboog, you are not a stalker, I am a terrible speller, and on top of that, my fingers don't always do what I tell them to do. The specimen above is good, for me
Liz
Marilyn
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I could see my boys in this Liz BUT I could see my daughter in this much more..lol. she is rougher and ougher then my boys and yet still is a little girl. She likes her dresses and pretties in her hair. She likes the makeup and the perfume but make sure you have pants and a shirt for her after church or the dress will be ruined.  

(I think she takes after her mother!)

Great job Liz!
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21 posted 03-07-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for warrior   Email warrior   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for warrior

nice poem elizabeth......brings memories to mind of the days when i was a little boy
years later still a little boy inside an old shell.......love it.........
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22 posted 03-07-2006 05:01 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Looks like I'll have something to look forward to. My son is only 5 months old now, but he already has plenty of energy!!

~sky

I hope someday you get the chance to live like you were dying....
~Tim McGraw

 
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