First Friends


Ramona Quimby, Beezus
Black Beauty, Nancy Drew.
Trixie Belden, Pippi,
Winnie the Pooh,
and Margaret (are you there, God?),

Encyclopedia Brown, Harriet the Spy,
Madeline and Charlotte, Scout and Pony Boy.

Misty of Chincoteague, Aslan and Lucy.
Laura Ingalls, Fudge and Peter, Ralph the Mouse
Amelia Bedelia, Shelia the Great…and that guy
who made Freckle Juice-y.

We moved a lot, but these friends always came along,
loyal from the start…packed carefully in boxes,
tucked deep within my heart.


Written for Poetic Bloomings.

Do you remember any of these characters? Who did you grow up with?



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2 Responses to First Friends

  1. Sweet! <3. Who knew we had so many friends in common? 😉

  2. Well, I don’t know Trixie Belden, but I know all the rest. I loved Paddington Bear, myself.

    I love looking at old books I had as a child – it’s amazing how much more colorful and dynamic they were in my young eyes. How sad it is that we lose that way of looking at things as we grow up – or I have. You, my dear, have an amazing way of looking at things!

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