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I Use to be a Tomboy

Updated on March 27, 2014
Compliments of me.
Compliments of me.

I preferred race cars over dolls.

And loved to hang with the boys just to hit baseballs.

I rode a dirt bike and did stunts.

I didn't care to play dress up or to wear my mother's pumps.

No dress for me, only jeans.

My mother couldn't change my mind by any means.

No lipgloss, no painted fingernails.

Just a baseball cap and tightly braided pigtails.

I was a tomboy that played rough.

Riding bikes with boys made me look really tough.

As I grew older, my body started to change.

And the boys started to look at me and act real strange.

Then the tomboy erupted and changed into a girl.

And all of the sweetness inside started to unfurl.

It was a hard adjustment but I made it through.

Learning the etiquette of being a young lady was hard to do.

I still let the tomboy sneak out from time to time.

But I reaped the benefits of evolving into a young lady just fine.


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    • Escobana profile image


      7 years ago from Valencia

      Fierce poem! I love the change into that young and powerful lady:-)

      Voted you up and awesome!

    • seicheprey profile image


      7 years ago

      I would have to agree completely with you.;)

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @x2x3...I am glad that you liked it. Thank you for stopping by :)

      @seichprey...that means she is one hell of a woman ;)

      @Phil Plasma....Lol! I don't know about them but I sure had fun with beating them at everything ;)

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      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I am sure the guys loved to have fun with you during your tomboy years, I knew a few tomboys when I was growing up.

    • seicheprey profile image


      7 years ago

      You sound like my wife, sassyk73.:)

    • x2x3 profile image


      7 years ago

      Loved it :)

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      7 years ago

      By the way ,for some reason .I unfollowed you by accident , trying to fan mail you......but worry not I'm your fan , follower, and I will always be !LOL>>>

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Aww.....ahorseback. Thank you :)

      It's good that I still have that in me. Lol....I bring it out when I play sports with my boys. It's not everyday that teenage boys want to have mom on their team. I still have a good arm and not too bad at hitting either ;)

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      7 years ago

      Sassy I never would have suspected that . But you write of it so well. Only once in a blue moon is a tom boy so darn pretty though!!!. Awesome poem. Keep up the great stuff....:-}


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