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Archive for Sunday, August 6, 2006

Poet’s showcase

August 6, 2006

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Mom and Apple Pie

By Florence Smith


Hard as nails, they say

when a tough job needs doing,

and I don my facade of

"Don't mess with me, Child!"


Easy as mush, I sigh

when my heart twists

for the reprimanded. I relent.

No one knows how hard it is

to be both mom and apple pie.


Mystical green aloe plant

with magical jell inside,

Heal thyself or die!


- Florence Smith lives in Overland Park.

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