Messy Fingers

I wrote this poem when my daughter was four years old.  It was very popular and had a few various companies and sites ask to republish it.  It was also published in a few journals.  Kinda neat.   This is a fairly recent photo of her she had done during a photo shoot.


Messy Fingers

By: Debra Sue Higginbotham
a.k.a. Healthy Habit Lady
Sticky fingers – tangled hair,

scattered crayons, everywhere.

Fancy artwork – on the wall –

drawn by midgets – three feet tall.

Tell me why – and tell me how –

that was mine – I want it NOW!

Must I share? Do I gotta?

At my party – I want a piñata !

Fix my bike. Buy me gum.

If you have it, I want some.

Dirty faces, grass-stained knees,

learning words – like pretty please.

Endless hugs & goofy wet kisses,

learning respect with “Mr.” & “Mrs.”

Scraped-up hands, from falling down.

Tender tugs – – on my night gown.

Need more paper – for Santa’s letter?

I wasn’t so bad – but I’ve been better.

Watching a movie – again and again –

Mommy, please – put the tape back in.

Messy fingers – hair gone wild …

all in the life – of a precious child !!

As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
All material is hereby copyrighted.
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