by Leysa Lowery
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
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My youngest child is 14 ... going on 25. He is a joy to me ... and a trial!
My son had his first hickey last week;
It startled me – I actually shrieked.
I find notes from girls when I wash his clothes.
They love him, his smile, his eyes, (even his nose!)
Sometimes a stranger will jolt me, wake me from sleep
Until I realize it’s him – his voice, now so deep.
His feet, once tiny, clad in booties of blue
Now require a huge, size 12 shoe.
There’s a fringe of hair across his lip,
And I caught him sneaking a beer (Mom! Just a sip?)
The youngest of the four, he’s no longer small,
Like his dad, he’s destined to be tall.
His sense of humor is different, perhaps trendy,
He asked if outgoing mail is simply quite friendly.
I ground him a lot, for infractions big and small,
Then I find a card, for me, with his usual scrawl –
“Mom, you’ve got to give it a rest, get over the hickey
You know that I love you, your son, Mickey.”
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|Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
|wow...what a great piece of poetry. my kids still have years to go before they reach that age, but my oldest daughter is already talking about boyfriends...making my heart ache already. lol! ain't i the only man in her life?! wonderful write, poet!|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|This brought memories to my heart and tears to my eyes. A wonderful coming of age poem.|
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Adorable! I thought you meant "Mickey Mouse"
too! Guess it is the "Head injury" people that just
think that one?!?!?!?!
Really cute poem and well written!
I think you reviewed a poem of mine so I want to say
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|this is absolutely hiLARious; thanks for sharing this fun write! LOL ((((HUGS))) and much love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D (thought for a minute you meant MICKEY MOUSE, but am GREATLY relieved it is NOT about him! LOL)|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Leysa, very funny write. Well from my point of view anyway. I think I would feel differently if it were my daughter. (lol)|
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|Made a great reading, great lines of a great child. Thanks.|