Bubble-Gum Lip-Gloss

Bubble-Gum Lip-Gloss

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
"

growing-up

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Today I found little bear 


crumpled beneath the bed.


A bitter sweet knowing


 across my heart did spread


He was her bery bestest friend. 


Her little sleep time pal


that kept her darkest secrets


and listened with a smile


But he was replaced today


I seen it in her look


and 


from her little packet 


an object  she did bare


bubble-gum lip-gloss and glitter for her hair.



Forgotten in the corner a tiny heart did break 


as his only true possession the girl did forsake

  

She didn't seem to notice, she didn't seem to care


that he was watching from the corner


as at eyeshadows she did stare


he watched her eyes sparkle 


while choosing the right shade


and with


that coy smile beguiling


his cotton heart she did break


he knew this day was coming


 he knew it from the start 


and now


he'll wait here in the corner


until a new love seeks him out.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


Author's Note

Cherrie Palmer
funny (true) when I woke her for school today she was sleeping with little bear

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A sweet little poem Cherrie it brought a smile to my face when I thought of my own daughter and her much loved Teddy bear-and now she's a grown up woman with a child of her own. And Teddy's still around. Thanks-Will.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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DAH
A lovely collection of rhymes and fun and love.

Bravo!
DAH

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Thank you DAH
DAH

2 Months Ago

My pleasure!
Truly amazing, Cherrie.
Like the way you express it, and the composition is a wow.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Told in a child's voice the tale of growing and leaving baby behind. A necessary phase in the development of an adult but one that brings mixed emotions to a parent. Sweet little piece of poetry Cherrie.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Thank you little bear and Peyton end up in so many of my themes, poor kid.
I really like this. Its nice how you write about something so childish in a sad manner, but its still sweet.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Thank you, the funny thing is little bear was such a big part of her life he feels like part of the.. read more
This is just so wonderful, i love the line about "his cotton heart she did break"
Wonderfully written.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Thank you the funny thing is for 8 years he was her greatest possession. I have even give him time .. read more
The sweetness that comes from your voice when it comes to children is pure deliciousness:)
I love the tone and tempo of this poem and your feelings are so lovely in witnessing her growing up a hint of sadness of course but an acceptance of its inevitability a true realist but not one without a heart of gold

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

I rearranged the furniture and altered the cadence , i got fix it
It'll make me crazy till I.. read more
Warning.... Old git complaining ahead...

Ach, the youth of today, in such a hurry to grow up and don't realise they will spend their adult life wishing those halcyon days back. Not me though. I sing and hum out loud when I'm wearing my earphones in public and don't give a s**t.
Now if you'll excuse me, I think I remember where I hid my pirate treasure when I was six. Where's my shovel? 😀

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

And thise that don't write wonder from where our ideas come.
little teddy is so sad today....replaced....
and then later in her life...one boy will replace another...and maybe one man replacing another.
and then sooner or later, she may just turn back to Teddy...and be quite glad he stayed with her all those years...
love this...
j.

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Yes, in the end there will always be little bear, who may keep secrets for another little girl somed.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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