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What matters
by Claira Jo
Sunday, January 13, 2008
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Something happened to me today and I felt a little down. I then remembered a little girl I met recently and she inspired me to write this. When I read it back to her, she thanked me for making her smile and said it was as if I'd seen into her life.



What matters

I saw a little girl today, so tender and so fair,
With smiling eyes so full of love and locks of auburn hair,
With her face so full of youth, one thing came shining through,
Just how I miss my childhood, when all my dreams came true ,

When Santa was my bestest friend, he used to bring me dolls,
He brought me lots of clothes as well including skirts and shawls,
I washed them on a Monday, then hung them on the line,
Then went to clean my dolls house until I saw it shine,

I had my share of prams as well because I was so rough,
I used to race them down the hill while filled with lots of stuff,
If they crashed and then so broke, that wasn't a bad thing
I made a go-kart from the wheels with wood and bits of string

I used to play at house back then, with dusters and a mop,
Then took my little pinny off and done my weekly shop
Things were so much simpler when I played with plastic money,
Now you pay with plastic cards and hoovering's not so funny,

Sometimes being an adult stinks, but it never gets that bad,
That I can't see my childhood back then think of it as sad,
So when things get too much for me and I just want to cry,
I'll search until I find my childhood and never let it die.


Copyright Claira Jo 2008


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Reviewed by Linda Newton Perry
Loved the poem. I was just thinking...I guess I should put it in my blog. Our novel takes place in the Viking Age. Happy writing.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I have enjoyed the reading of "What matters" for its subject dealt and poetic voice.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful memories!!!!! Well-penned!!!!!
I guess we will never outgrow being a little girl. Even as recent as last year I had been buying dolls for MYSELF!!!

I greatly enjoyed your poem!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Samuel Stone
A well written piece... wishing you well...
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Dear Claira Jo, this poem is charming and the words flow very well. Your remedy for the blues is wonderful. Sometimes one gets so wrapped up in the present downers, one forgets how to counter all that...

Thank you and all the best for 2008!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sweet sentiments and wise counsel can be found in your verses, Claira Jo. That's why I really don't mind so much when people tell me that I "never grew up." Love and peace,

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