The Official Writing Challenge
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08/07/09
You aren't the only one who has "eaten those words". As a child I said I was going to go to Disneyland whenever I want. Well, I have an annual pass, but don't make it down there as often as I'd like. I just enjoy the thought that I can go whenever I want. :-)
I could just picture a child, sitting in a chair at a desk, legs swinging, pencil in hand writing this poem. And then suddenly once adulthood has begun, he's eaten those words, one by one. Delightful! Thanks for the smile!
08/10/09
Cute! Very cute! I love the title and it is so suited to the topic...Oh, it's payback time...Things we groused at when we were kids--but didn't dare say outloud--come back to haunt us as we give the same directions to the next generation...And it will go on and on and on and on...Oh Adulthood!!! How grand?...Helen
08/10/09
Oh, the future's here to haunt,
Can't eat everything you want!

Know these words don't taste that great. Good job!
When I read this the other day, I said to myself, "Self, there is only one person who could have written this!" And I was right. I can see all these poems in a very atractive book with a magnificent cover to do them justice.Hallmark would like to pre-order 8,000 sight unsenn. Kudos!
08/11/09
Delightful...you captured the word by eaten word slide into the world of becoming an adult!I enjoyed reading this!
08/11/09
The voice of this one is just perfect! Haven't we all learned to eat our words? Your writing is always tugging at my heartstrings.

mona
08/11/09
No siree, not me either. I don't want to do any of that stuff! I found the meter a bit off in a couple of places, but the poem, the ending especially, was very enjoyable!
08/12/09
I almost made a jumprope rhyme out of this-lol! Love the rhythm and flow of the words and especially the very last lines. Ah...yes, eating those words. *choke* lol. Very nicely done!
08/12/09
Love your title and your poem is AWESOME and so very true:)
08/12/09
I thoroughly enjoyed this!
Loved the steady, strong rhythm in your verses.