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the triple negative

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Corazon
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0 posted 05-16-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corazon

triple negative

when his two year old brain
grasped the power of
no
he latched on to it
quickly
made it his favorite
he graces requests (and demands)
with a very thoughtful
mmmmmmmmmm
beforehand, but the no always
follows
and when he learned that his no needed
added emphasis
in his struggle for power
he added a
huh uh
and a head shake
and finally in case you hadnít
noticed the first
negative
the second and the head shake
he would add the third
an emphatic
nophing!
(thatís "nothing"
for those who donít understand 2 year old)
just cause he likes the sound of it
case closed
and my smile
witnesses all of this
even as his little hand
betrays his words
and reaches out
in a
yes



[This message has been edited by Corazon (edited 05-16-2000).]
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1 posted 05-16-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This one makes me want to swing your little one up into a great big hug!! *S* What a delight... well done, HFG!!
Corazon
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2 posted 05-16-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

yep me too   he's pretty precious...thanks...didn't know if I could let *you* see him as *I* do  
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 05-16-2000 11:03 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

Thanks for the refresher course...sometimes we need little reminders as to how precious even the little things can be, from time to time  
brian madden
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4 posted 05-16-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Childhood is always rushed these days, people
seem to forget that children are not adults, the word no an adult world. I think children have the right idea about life, they seem to enjoy it to its full...until someone says NO or STOP. great poem.

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Parker
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5 posted 05-16-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corazon, this was trully lovely. Children learning is quite amazing.

Parker
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6 posted 05-16-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

They are so precious, aren't they, even in their defiant stage! This is delightful, Corazon!

Denise
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7 posted 05-16-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

yep defiant is the word for it  ...wouldn't trade him for all the riches though   he is my smiles

thanks all glad you enjoyed
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8 posted 05-16-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

impossible not to love this one! I can see the little tyke shaking his head and saying NO and uh-uh while reaching out to you. What a precious moment and you captured it so well. Funny how, even as adults, we sometimes say no when we want so much to mean YES......
doreen peri
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9 posted 05-16-2000 07:38 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You have portrayed the learning of language, the beauty of a child growing, and the reality of human nature all in a very succinct, well written piece! Well done, Corozan! I love it!
Corazon
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10 posted 05-17-2000 09:41 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

thanks bal and yep impossible not to love him is the perfect way to describe him  
and yep about the yes and no thing when we get big too....sigh

thanks doreen, always like to read your comments...glad you enjoyed  
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11 posted 05-17-2000 08:14 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I coldn't help but see this little one with gooey fingers and a huge smile and you trying not to smile but giving in, as we all do...children are so very precious...makes my arms ache..

HUSG
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