Goody goody gumdrops


Exited, elated
She screamed with joy
For it was Christmas morning
And she’d received a new toy

Her curly brown top
Sprung happily with glee
As she opened her presents
Whilst bouncing on my knee

Goody goody gumdrops
Was what she’d recite
Whenever she was filled
With awe and delight

That day was no exception
She just chattered away
With her goody goody gumdrops
On that happy Christmas Day

Now the years have passed
And we miss her so
The fun times we had
We’ll never let go

Her scribbles and dribbles
Still remain etched on our minds
Memories we remember
Forever in our hearts entwined

© 2017 Michelle Cook

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28 thoughts on “Goody goody gumdrops

  1. I’m not sure my comment was posted…so, I’ll repeat it. I was so relieved to know that the context is of a child growing up/moving out. This was a delightful and heart-warming post, my friend…thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks… and hopefully all my girls will be home for the holidays this year. It’s been years since everyone’s been here at the same time. Keeping my fingers crossed, and it sounds like everyone is planning for it.

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    1. Thanks grumpy… 😉 It’s actually a combo of two poems squished together. I had another prompt I had written earlier and then a second prompt I wrote about later. I didn’t want to write a third separate poem, so this is the outcome. Just call me lazy… lol. 😉

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    1. Yeah, although none of them ever said this and none of them had the curly locks. But you know how I always wanted a little girl with curls. Darn us both with our straight hair! Lol… 😉

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