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Anticipatory

Updated on May 26, 2017
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Juliet Austin- Is a retired Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She enjoys spending time with Family and writing Ode's to Nature.

Pretty little dainty Socks

black or white patent leather shoes.

Daddy can I wear my pretty dan -dan Today?

As he lovingly combs my hair catching the short

stubs, and makes the usual braids

one in front and two in back

Ribbons cut to suit and tied around

the tiny little braids that from my head.


I dance about expectantly.

talcum powder lavished my skin

Kuskus, behind the ear.

Daddy, will I wear my dress Today?

quietly he held out a slip and I step through,

eagerly eyeing the pretty little dress

that on the bed lay,

undershirt came next,

then he intoned, go to your Mother and have your meal.

A pout appeared on pretty red lips

as I made my way reluctantly.


My pretty white dress with little pink roses adorning the neck,

tiny little eyelet's in the shape of leaves run along the hem,

and a pretty pink rose on each corner hung

Little green leaves made from thread

I imagine with such loving care.

My Sister came next looking just as me.

We talked about our pretty little dresses, and matching gloves, the

little pink or yellow purse that matched our clothes.

Christmas or Easter dress's always new, always held

excitement and the start of things new!

A rebirth a hope for beautiful things to come.

Anticipatory!


Dedicated to my Father: Childhood Memories, are best experienced away from home.

For readers Information:

Kuskus- refers to perfume.

Dan-dan- what we in Jamaica termed pretty dresses.


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