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All poetry written on this site are the original works of Mary Alice Barnes Aggie 

Beyond the Stars
 
 
I applauded my efforts when no one else would.
 
When they said I was bad, I said I was good.
 
When the stage of life gave no curtain call there I stood proud and tall
 
Peering in the darkness with only my thoughts,
 
Making my mind up right then that I would not be lost.
 
Praying for God to be a continual guide.
 
And asking him to never leave my side.
 
So when life says, “the end” at the beginning of your act
 
All you have to do is pull the curtains back.

Champion of My Fate 
 
I am the greatest 
 

I am the smartest 
 
There is nothing too hard 
 
No mountain too high  
 
I can conquer all the demons in life. 
 
Obstacles are what triumphs are made out of.
 

I decide conversation and silence
 
 
I shall not lie down and be counted for nothing
 
 
I choose not to lean on the crutches of life which have

crippled many
  
 
I shall succeed
 
 
Children will learn of me
  
 
I will be remembered for my nobility
 
 
I must do what I have to
  
 
           For only I can do it.          
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Child's Play  
 
 
Talk to your child everyday;
  
 
Take the time to listen to what they have to say
  
 
What they say today can not be captured again.
 
 
Don’t deprive them of the chance to use their

imagination.
So take a few minutes before sending them to bed 
 
 
 
To reflect on one thing they might have said
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I wish I could wish on a star
 

And find that dream which will take me far 
 
 
I wish I could follow the path of my soul 
 
 
To create the dream that has never been told.
  
 
But I don’t believe in wishing on a star
  
 
I believe God’s blessings would take me far
 
 
For stars don’t shine every night
  
 
So if I wish I may or wish I might

My wishes wouldn’t come true until a starry night

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I'm A Little Acorn

I'm a little acorn sitting high up in a tree.

I can see you but you can't see me.

one day I'll get to big and I'll fall down.

and you will come along to pick me off of the ground.

you'll rub me and rub me to make me shine.

and that's when you'll see these little hands of mine.
 
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Tap tap little brown feet 
 

Listen to that lively beat 
 
 
Dancing and leaping off the ground
  
 
Spinning and spinning your body around
 
 
Tap a little
 

Tap a lot  
 

Be thankful 
 

For everything you got
  
 
Dance little brown feet
 
 
Dance 
 
 
Tip tap tip top
  
 
Dance underneath
  
 
Dance on top
  
 
Swing your brown body
 
 
To and fro
 
 
Dance with absolutely
  
 
No control 
 
 
Dance little brown feet
 
 
Til you can’t dance no more
 
 
For only you know what you’re dancing for.
 
 
Written by Mary Alice Barnes Aggie