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blog > When, Oh When Will My Teeth Fall Out?

Dec 12th, 2010

I wrote this with my son. This makes me think of writing a book of poems for children, like what’s-his-name (Jack Prelutsky? That’s close anyway).

When, oh when, will my teeth fall out?
I’m worried my roots are too stout.
All of my friends have lost at least one,
but of mine, I’ve lost none.

Omari, who sits at table two,
Has a gap between his teeth,
While Paisley, at table one,
Has not two, but three.

Heaven, whose at my table,
Has lost quite a few,
But I’m sitting here waiting
For one to come loose.

It makes me wonder what this is all about.
When, oh when, will my teeth fall out?

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