by Debra S. Higginbotham
Sticky fingers ' tangled hair,
scattered crayons, everywhere.
'Fancy artwork' on the wall
drwan by midgets three feet tall.
'Tell me why' and 'tell me how'
'That was mine' I want it NOW!
Fix my bike. Buy me gum.
If you have it, I want some.
Dirty faces, grass-stained knees,
learning words like pretty please.
Endless hugs & goofy wet kisses
learning respect with 'Mr. and Mrs'
Scraped-up hands, from failing down
Tender tugs -- on my night gown
Need more paper for scribbles letter?
I wasn't so bad but I've been better
Watching a movie again and again
'Mommy please' put the tape back in
Messy fingers' hair gone wild'
all in the life of a precious child
Source: Messy Fingers, Children Poems http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/family/poetry.asp?poem=1592#ixzz1QA5cI8T5