Monthly Archives: September 2012

Listen to the Mustn’ts

I bought Where the Sidewalk Ends for my daughter on her 4th birthday. Tonight, we read several of the poems before bed. While, at this age, she was more interested in the boy who turned into a TV set, the following is the one that I will read to her again and again…

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.

Listen to the don’ts.

Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts.

Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…

Anything can happen, child.

Anything can be.

A Mantra.

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