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by Shaara
Rated: E · Poetry · Children's · #839555
This is the confusing set of instructions that her dear grandma left her with.
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This is an illustration for a TWAU story.




My Grandma Used to Say



My grandma used to say,
“You are just what you eat.”
So I wonder if one day
I’ll grow some chicken feet.


My grandma used to say,
“Look well before you leap.”
But in diving class today,
My eyes stung when I dove too deep.


My grandma used to say,
“Nice girls never argue.”
But do they always say okay
When school tells us not to?


My grandma used to say,
“Don’t cry over spilt milk.”
But my teacher last May
Cried when it spilt on silk.


My grandma used to say,
"A lady’s always polite."
But Mom wasn’t that day
When a man ran a red light.


My grandma used to say,
“Always be true to yourself.”
“Better change your way,”
says Dad, when I try to be myself.


My grandma used to say
So many things like those.
It reminds me of ballet:
Confusion á la tiptoes.



This is the imagination of a little girl as she thinks of Grandma's words.




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