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My Mother Read to Me

by Cynthia Kent Thompson

Gladys Kent
Gladys Kent
My Mother Read to Me
By Cynthia (Kent) Thompson

I sailed on a pirate ship.
I fought with Captain Hook.
I dug up buried treasure.
I went to Lilliput.

I climbed the Alps with Heidi.
Black Beauty was my friend.
Flicka took me riding.
The mem'ries never end!

I mutinied on the "Bounty",
With wicked Captain Bligh.
With Nemo - underneath the sea -
I watched the world go by.

"Little Orphan Annie"
"The Shooting of Dan McGrew"
"Hiawatha"; "Paul Revere's Ride"
"The Village Blacksmith", too!

"The Sugarplum Tree"; "The Raggedy Man";
"The Cat in the Hat", for sure;
"The Children's Hour"; "The Raven", too;
"The Face on the Barroom Floor".

My life is an adventure
With new ones yet to see.
It all started out back when
MY MOTHER READ TO ME!

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Author Info

My sister, Cynthia Kent Thompson, wrote this wonderful family poem that pays tribute to our mother, Gladys Kent, who gave the joy of reading to all of her daughters. Sharing Cynthia's poem with others is my tribute to both of them.

Cynthia passed away November 11, 2011, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.