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Little Girl - Turn About, Turn Around

Updated on October 13, 2011

A Father's poem

Little girl, turning one

You're so sure that you can run

Pull away from daddy's hand

There you are, there you stand

Turn about, turn around

Look at you on the ground

Up we go, here's my hand

Turn it loose and try again




Little girl, learn to talk

Learn to crawl before you walk

Crying soft and laughing loud

Making me and mama proud

Turn around, turn about

Look at you turning out

There you go! Took a step

Did it all by yourself



Little girl, turning ten

Fell in love and didn't win

Said your heart would love no more

So bitterly you closed the door

Turn about, turn around

Look at you on the ground

Up we go, here's my hand

Turn it loose and try again


Little girl, behind that veil

Satin gown and bridal trail

It's such a sad, but happy day

You're mine to love, and give away

Turn around, turn about

Look at you turning out

There you go, took a step

Did it all by yourself

Turn about, turn around

Look at me

On the ground

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    • traslochimilano profile image

      traslochimilano 

      6 years ago from USA

      Awesome poem dear and Looking for a poem for your grandchildren from you.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      really lovely poem. I'm not a parent, but i could still relate to this since my sister is 11 years younger then me. Voted up!

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      Clara Kish 

      6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Hi Ann , I have 5 greats but only one in Ohio , She just turned 3 but she really is very smart Somebody said talking to her is just like talking to an adult. They grow up too fast.Clara

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks Clara. I don't have any greats. But I bet that's special.

    • clara kish@yahoo. profile image

      Clara Kish 

      6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Hi Ann, I just read your poem about your little girl,It really is nice. too bad they grow up so fast, isn't it?Besides it just makes us older very quickly .When you get into the greats you really are aging, no cure for that.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Kids surely grow up fast! Nicely done in verse. It is wonderful that your daughter and grandchildren live near you...for both of your sakes. Enjoy!

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Hello Wayne. Thank you for the comment.

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      A child's passage through life in verse...unique and very well done too! Thanks for sharing it. WB

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you Gary, Means a lot to me.

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      Gary Davis 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful.

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      MM, thank you.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ann this is so beautiful, it bought tears to my eyes!

      How lovely that she lives close to you and you have 3 grandchildren, congratulations!

      Best wishes MM

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you Writer20. Well....no I don't miss her. She lives close to me and has 3 children. I suppose I'll have to start writing kiddie poems. I see you are finishing up your chapters....I'm behind on that. Will check it out.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Awesome poem for your beautiful daughter. She looks amazing in her wedding gown. I'm sure you miss her now.

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