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Baby Sister

My mom came home from the hospital.
Her arms held a strange squirming thing Ė
A small baby girl with a head full of curls,
Not the brother Iíd hoped she would bring.

Since she didnít bring home a brother,
I wish she had brought me a pup!
Puppies can run. Theyíre so much more fun
Than a baby that needs to grow up.

Mom could at least let me hold her.
I donít think thatís asking too much.
But when I come near Iím sure that Iíll hear,
ďBe careful. Be gentle. Soft touch!Ē

I peer over into her cradle.
That canít be my sister I see Ė
Sheís wrinkled and red with no teeth in her head,
And Mom says she looks just like me!

By

Donna J. Shepherd

Donna is the author of The Lonely Lightning Bug; OUCH! Sunburn; No More Gunk;
The Topsy Tales
Series: Dottie's Topsy Tale, Chizzy's Topsy Tale, and Sully's Topsy Tale;
Poodle and Doodle,
and Bradybug.