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I Think Mom Wanted a Girl

Story ID:6103
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Person:sissy, Chelsea Kansas Kid
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I Think Mom wanted a Girl

From the way that she dressed me
To the wallpaper on my bedroom walls
She couldn’t wait to
Get me out of my overalls.

I suffered indignation
And other farm kids snickers
When Mom dressed me in my snap bill cap
And those stupid Knickers

And when she dressed me For the Church Social
Must have been an afterthought
Was that darling little jacket
And that stupid Ascot.

Had to take piano lessons, with the girls
At the Baughman studio
On North Main street
In El Dorado.

One time in Penny’s Department store
I suddenly had to “GO”
Mom took me into the ladies bathroom
Good Grief, Mom, that’s where girls “GO”

The new wall paper in my room
The background was pink
With figures of dancing cowgirls and cowboys
Kinda much, for a boy, doncha think.

“Monte” sounded like a girls name
I wanted to be called Bill, Joe, or Fred
Frank, John or Don
Wayne, Al or Ed

But Bless her heart
She tried her best
So I wouldn’t look like a “Clodhopper”
The way that I was dressed.

I write this with “tongue in cheek”
Even though all is true
Just to remind you, Moms
Girls is pink, Boys is “BLUE”

Monte L. Manka 06-26-10