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If I were to wonder…

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Poems from the Writer as a Child is a set of poems and musings from the writer as a young girl.

The writer makes no claim of their artistic quality. They are meant only to amuse the reader.

 

December 3, 1994

The Writer, Age 11

 

If I were to wonder…

about the things that made me think,

Oh why?

 

Then I would be a curious kid with

nothing but a cry.

 

But if I were to listen to

people and their tales and wonder

Are they true?

 

Then I would be a better

girl and kid for you.

 

If I were to talk

and talk  and talk

about just me,

then you would think, “A

conceited girl is she.”

 

But if all the “I wonders”

“I listens” and “I talks” are

the same,

 

Then the world would be just

Plain, boring, and lame.

 

 

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