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Little girl dreams

Updated on April 18, 2014
Granddaughter Guinevere
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Dreaming

little girl dreams

wedding dresses

cakes

and lollipops

handsome men in suits

a prince

her teddy bear

turmoil and fantasy

growing from a bud

to a blossoming

beautiful rose

lost in thought

of dances

kissing

and, “tag you're it”

mom and dad

embracing educing

strange emotions

stirring a flood

of wonderment

like dad’s cologne

and Billy’s blue eyes

soon wafting away

on an aromatic rainbow

of bubble gum machines

new plastic toys

and a plump little baby

cooing in her stroller



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    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Valleypoet. A little girl will give you more than words will ever be able to express.

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      Valleypoet 

      5 years ago

      Another beautiful daughter (or granddaughter ) poem...you have captured so many things in a few words with this one....thank you Wayne:-))

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Mark.

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      Mark 

      5 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      Having two daughters of my own all I can say is "wow" well done my friend.

      Mark

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Theresa.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very nicely done and evocative of those in-between years. Nice. :)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Tim, it is good top hear from you again. I thank you very much for the visit and the insight.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sunny River. Thank you very much for the visit.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Dreamseeker. I had a little help from raising 3 daughters. : P

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      Tim Mitchell 

      5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hmmmm is an old comment meaning this poem causes a playful feeling, however I shall not and remain brief . . . Wayne, good to see you and a most profound poem of energy, feelings, and without oddity reality. Does one say a sleeping giant is awakened and just who is towering is the question.

      To know the answer one only has to click at the title, read not with haste, yet more so with a bit of pondering. Not from a afar either, one only has to look upon the neighboring lands or close to home to discover . . .

      have a great day Wayne . . . one smile at a time . . .

      tim

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Aw, Cat. You're making me blush! I thank you so much for the compliments and for the share. i really appreciate it.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Anumaha.

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      Sunny River 

      5 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      It's like you reached into my head as a child and plucked out the loveliest thoughts. Beautiful and charming piece. :)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Speaking of dreaming little girls; hi dear Nellieanna. Thank you so much for the visit and the sweet compliment.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Linda. So glad I could take you on a trip down memory lane.

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      dreamseeker2 

      5 years ago

      How did you know we girls had our dreams of such things? ; ) Great poem. Loved it! Had to be voted up and awesome!!

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      This only continues to cement the fact that you are so talented and have a unique heart. You have an understanding for all life forms and to so accurately depict something like this just amazes me. What lucky daughters you have to been blessed with such a one of a kind daddy!

      Cat

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Deb.

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      Anupama 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      What a beautiful poem...Love it :)

      Sharing too :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      5 years ago from TEXAS

      Wayne, what a beautiful paean to the beauty and innocence of your granddaughter, and, as you say - all your daughters!

      My daughter has five daughters ranging from 13 to 37 and among them, they have 3 daughters and 4 sons ranging in age from 7 months to 18 years. My son has a daughter and a son in their early 30s and between them, they have 3 daughters and 2 sons, all under 10. Amazing how the beat goes on. One looks at one's progeny and wonders, 'How can it be?', followed by, 'I must have done SOMETHING right!' Life is such a miracle!

      Thank you for sharing these tender, precious feelings and perceptions!

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      Linda Rogers 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww~this is so precious Wayne, and brought me back to my way of thinking when I was a young girl. It's funny how certain memories stick with you, like that first boy I thought was soooo cute. I remember what he looked like, smelled like and what winter coat he was wearing. Thanks for bringing me back.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Rose. I appreciate the kind words and the support.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi Michelle. Thank you for the compliment, and welcome to the Hub!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Rasma.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It's amazing that you got the little girl thoughts in there. You must have listened intently. Well done.

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      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What a beautiful and sweet poem! Your granddaughter is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Michelle Hillstrom 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Fabulous. Definitely brought back memories of my childhood.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      5 sisters? Wow. I had my hands full with 3 girls. I can only imagine doubling that.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much jhamann.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Kathryn.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just delightful. You have a lovely granddaughter. Enjoyed.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Martin.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Lurana. They are precious.

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      Diane Denison 

      5 years ago from Cincinnati

      I have 5 sisters and now we have children. This was touching.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      My daughter is going to be three in August. Your poem has touched a heart string and is written very well. Voted up! Jamie

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      What a sweet poem. It smoothly shows some of the many thoughts and feelings girls have as they grow up- so fast! The photo is absolutely precious, too. Good one!

      Have a wonderful Sunday.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Frank. Glad you liked it.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      I have 1. You have to be a dad to see your beauty here. thank you

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I have 2 little girls, so this one hit home! Beautiful and dreamy. :-) ~Lurana

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Audrey.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Vincent, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your kind thoughts. I can't begin to say that I can relate to what you are going through with your children, but I can always sense from your words the deep love you have for them. Time will tell out my friend. Keep it in your heart, and karma will recognize the sincere unselfishness.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you James. I appreciate the compliment.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Jackie. I raised three of them, so I like to think I understand them a little bit.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wayne, you are very intuitive. You're the only person who has ever seen that. Wow! Hugs to you from me!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Kind of felt like I was standing and staring into blackness for a moment.. LOved it wayne barrett

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Sha. I'm sure you still remember the little girl within yourself. Much of it shows in your poetry!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Alexandra. So very nice to see you here. Thank you for the nice thoughts.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      So interesting--this time between childhood and the recognition of something more--beautifully done Wayne

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      I saw my two little girls growing up to fine ladies, although without the love of their daddy in their lives. Still, I am proud of them no matter what they do. But I sure remember the days of their youth and all the dreams little girls have, dreaming of their prince as they hold their Teddy's close to their little hearts in bed. Oh I so miss them and cherish the memories close to my own heart. Beautiful poem my friend, I felt every word.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Wow, Just wow, I am stunned. I loved it. Very nicely written. Your choice of words and the flow were both nicely done. Amazing Job. Keep up the outstanding work.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Faith, thank you so much my sweet friend.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You really got into the mind of a little girl. Beautifully done. ^

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Children's lives flash before our eyes. I've not yet been blessed with grandchildren, but I can just imagine the wonder you see as they grow. My son is 21 today and I find myself reliving the years leading up to now. There's no greater love than that of your children (and their children).

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Beth. Of course I was thinking about all my girls. I guess raising three of them gives me an inkling of what goes through their minds. Then again, I still don't think I have a clue! : )

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      SilverGenes 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful, Wayne! "Wafting away on an aromatic rainbow" - wow! What a great line! You brought so many memories back from my own childhood and then my daughter's... thank you for the journey. :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my goodness, this is just the most beautiful poem, so delight and enchanting! Wow, I really love, love, love this one dearest Wayne.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      bizarrett81 

      5 years ago from Maine

      Awww , Too many memories come flooding back of growing up and seeing Guin reminds me of them all. Watch out, boys, she is a beauty but has brains that will make you feel pretty stupid = ) So sweet and cute, voted and sharing = )

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