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Different Spaces for Different Ages: Twelve Years Old

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.

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Twelve Years Old

There once was a twelve year old boy who

would eat so fast he’d forget to chew

it was really a joke

he never did choke

as if eating was all he knew.


Coming second to food was his friends

in conversation that never ends

if he is not eating

he is most likely talking

about all the relationships he mends.


Just asked Dad if he could have a pet

not the kind some would take to the Vet

that’s a Tarantula!

Who is Gargantuan!

The furriest spider I’ve met.


He goes out on the town with his friends

a guarantee that he overspends

on soda and junk food

with money they’ve accrued

but only on a break or weekends.


He still loves to share laughs with his Dad

even though he sometimes makes him mad

over cleaning his room

that really is a tomb

being loved really isn’t half bad.

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann