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Monday, February 13, 2012

VALENTINE POEM

SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE
--BUT NOT EVERYTHING!


When I was three
only you and me
a little girl
a little boy.
A little curl
a little toy.

My momma asked me later
"Your new playmate a girl, or a boy?"
Answer: “I couldn't tell.
Nell wasn't wearing clothes!”

Love? Maybe not--
but even as small tot,
sensitive to female
form, veil and folly.

Gave her a gift,
caterpillar sifting
itself through the sand.
And we held hands!

Another time, we 
exchanged with other
our chewed-up gum
(Shh! Don' tell mother!)

Love? Probably so--
but we had
to let go.
By this time I was five,
Nellie Jane, age nine
Funny how 
one remembers--
after
all
this
time

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

--steveroni


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24 comments:

  1. I could not remember what did I do when I was three.

    I might not wear anything as well.

    But certainly I was not Nell.

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  2. This is so cute,
    I love how you described the feelings of a child so innocently.
    Happy Vday :)

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  3. LOL to the older woman you love(d). :)
    Happy Valentine, Steve!

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  4. smiles.....swapping gum....did you just say i dont know she didnt have any clothes...ha...i had to re-read that....happy valentines man....

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  5. Sweet, sweet memories of innocence and trust.

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  6. Rainfield61!
    I remember age 3 (lengthy glimpses) but cannot remember yesterday, last week, and certainly not anything 2011.

    SnowBow!
    Exactly where I was typing this out, age 3, and my mind was there also. I enjoy 'space travel' occasionally. PEACE!

    DAFT SCOTS LASS!
    Gee, it's good to 'see' your face again, I'm always wondering what lurks beneath those eyes, and that mouth which seems to be saying, “I know something you don't know...”—grin!
    PEACE!

    CATFISH TALES!
    Dr “Have you always like older women Steve?”
    St “Yup, Dr Cindy. And they always liked me!”
    Dr “Well (eyes fluttering) I'm age 83, ya know?

    By “Humble Steve”--grin!
    PEACE!

    BRIAN MILLER!
    Swapping gum sounded better than the 'ADULT' version. You too. Takin' your “sugar out to tea” tonite? (Glad you got the 'not wearing clothes' thing—grin!)

    OCEAN GIRL!
    Thank you, “cute-and-Sweet”!!!
    Happy Valentine Day!
    PEACE!

    MAGPIE!
    Your visit is SO welcome. “TIME” has been working against me, and so I'm WAY back in reading posts and commenting.

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  7. haha..i think exchanging chewing-gum is most romantic...smiles
    happy valentine's steve

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  8. Ah! That Nellie Jane of yours will always be there to remind you how much you enjoy sharing, peep... not only chewing gums...

    Happy Lovers Day to you, my very dear!
    {♥}

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  9. Oh, so sweet and innocent! I remember a coupla fellas from back then myself!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. LOL yep swapping gum sure won;t make one glum. The clothes part had me double take and gave a smile, fun read, indeed!

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  11. How sweet to remember your childhoon friend ~

    Happy Hearts Day Steve ~

    Thanks always for your lovely words in my blog ~

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  12. Steveeee, I have the impresion that you still being the same inocent child!! Lovely poem!!
    Happy Valentine's day =)

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  13. You capture the innocence of childhood with this sweet poem, Steve...You have made me reach back past the cynicism of life and rest in a better time.

    Hugs,

    Lady Nyo

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  14. CLAUDIA!
    Sitting here, chewing bubble gum, and smiling—feeling romantic.....
    PEACE!

    DULCE!!
    Nellie Jane was a good teacher—behind the horse barn! Those few years we shared much more than sharing, more than adults then could even understand. We enjoyed just being together, silently.

    How do you make that little heart?
    Try not to drive yourself too hard, Babe...
    PEACE! And (heart!)

    ELIZABETH!
    YOU? Too? Psssst...shhhhh! Were you sweet and innocent also? The truth?--grin! Thanks for dropping in. PEACE!

    PAT HATT!
    People smiling as they read something I wrote...and then TELLING me! Well, that is what every poet works toward: That Peeps might interact to what is written. But YOU know that. You are GOOOD!

    HEAVEN!
    Thanks. V-Day is drawing to a close. Roses for Anna (wife) got delivered to wrong address. Will be replaced tomorrow, Wednesday.

    ANNE FRANK!
    Of course your 'impression' is correct, except for that word 'innocent'! HA! I know.....

    LADY NYO!
    I'm glad you can go back also to “Those happy times”. But I've read enough of you to realize you can go to the moon, Mars, or Naples, Idaho...by immersion into a story you conjure. Good, good, as always your work here. PEACE!

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  15. Hey Dulce...and everybody! EUREKA!

    {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥} {♥}

    HOT DAWG!

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  16. So cute :) hope you had a great Valentine's Day :)

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  17. That's so cute.....! I love the 'no-clothes' bit! Sadly, for me Valentine's Day is over-shadowed with my older's son's birthday...grrrrr.

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  18. HELENA!
    Your older son was a Valentine gift? Sweet!
    PEACE!

    AYALA! Yep. Great Day!Pro-Flower Company delivered Anna's roses to someone else, I guess. We did not see them. But.....PEACE!

    STEVE E!
    You finally figured out how to put those hearts into a comment. Now you'll have to learn to NOT DO IT!!!

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  19. Our five year old sweethearts are the absolute greatest, aren't they? My Nancy Zubermann moved away at 6 and I never saw her again. And I have never forgotten her..... "Will you kiss me?", she asked me once while sitting on the curb in front of her house. I thought nothing of it, with 5 sisters it was normal to me. So I reached over and pecked her on the cheek. She laughed and said, "No, John! I want to kiss like mommies and daddies kiss..." I was completely in the dark Steve because at the time I did not know that mommies and daddies ever kissed.. At least not in our house... You rlittle one sounds incredibly special too.. Thanks for sharing that.....

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  20. JOHN ALLEN RICHTER!
    How can I thank you for the "Nancy Zuberman Story"...and for letting me know that someone out there understands..YOU!

    There were many others after time...in elementary school, one each year! But who is in memory? The very first!

    I'll bet it's like God remembers Adam and Eve--grin!!!!
    PEACE!

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  21. I LOVE this!

    Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love, Steve.

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  22. Awww, Maestro! Be still my heart. Innocent love is bliss. Wow, you must have been a stud of a toddler to attract an older woman!

    I hope you had a lovely Valentine's. Tsup!

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