Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

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Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

Do ya wanna catch some bullfrogs?

I once asked a pig-tailed freckle nose

She had a reedy kinda voice

But otherwise was normal

 

Not having any sisters,

I really had no idea what girls were good for

Other than getting them to do tricks

Like sticking their tongue out at ya

 

Do ya wanna catch some bullfrogs?

Nah, but we can ride our bikes

But I don’t have one, I confessed

We can take turns on mine, then.

 

And so we did for a long, long while

Both of us quite content with each other

She thrilled to have company

And I to ride a bike

 

The next day after school she asked me,

Are you hungry, and I being six said, yeh

‘Cause I was always hungry

Even though Mom really tried.

 

Mom’s at work, I’ll fix ya somethin’

By then she was buried in the fridge

I wanted grilled cheese, she said, 

But eggs will have to do, do ya like em?

 

This was great, I thought, girls can be good for friends

PB&J was the most my buddies knew

Or stealing cookies from a jar

But now, here, with eggs beginning to hiss . . .

 

I thought that along with salt and pepper

Those eggs should be accompanied by a kiss

I’m sure if some camera woulda caught me

I’d cringe while others snickered

 

But my little pig-tailed chef

Merely beemed upon complying

As though it was the most normal thing in the world

To have a guy eating outta your hand, cause for her it was.


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FranzJ commented on Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

01-19-2011

the innocence of youth - to have it back again and the wonder and learning and all that goes with it

HarverTomsson

01/19/2011

Kinda wistful and yet deeply satisfying all in one breath isn't it? Harv

tierra7 commented on Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

01-19-2011

Ohhhh Harv, this is simply adorable!! ahhhhh the innocence of childhood...brought me a smile as i pondered and relived mine with a warm feelin'...thank you for this sweet piece...Tierra@}-'-,

HarverTomsson

01/19/2011

It seems I was on a roll with your selected comments at least. I still have fond recolllections of that afternoon. I've often wondered if our family hadn't moved so often, if one of those girl next door types would have made me happy all my life.

Bobwelbaum commented on Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

01-16-2011

This was a nice job of capturing the emotions of kids that age.

HarverTomsson

01/16/2011

TYVM Bob, Harv

SILKYTWEED commented on Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

01-16-2011

LOL....Fantastic Capture....many a life path of falling into relationships with the fairer sex has started in the same innocent way....I love it, this brings back my own cherished memories!!! Bravo...you nailed it!!!

HarverTomsson

01/16/2011

Hopefully most of us get to have those moments of early memory with the opposite sex that play like a golden oldie in our minds from time to time.Thanks for reading, Harv

PoetWithCancer commented on Pig-tails, Freckles, Kisses and Eggs

01-16-2011

This is one of the best expressions of early love I've read read. It calls to mind Ingersoll's reference to "the charming instincts of youth." It hit home. 10. --Michael LP, Mr. Poet

HarverTomsson

01/16/2011

So that was what I was operating on that afternoon? OK Harv

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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