Aunt Matilda's Big Purse






Aunt Matilda had a big purse that appeared to be larger than life.
It was wider than a cavern and taller than a kite.
She carried it on her elbow, or clutched it with her wrist.
And if anyone  tried to take it, they would surely receive a fist.
We joked that if you put your hand in, a rabbit would be pulled out.
For magicly she had everything needed to solve a dillemma without a doubt.
One time she sent me to get her wallet for money for the icecream man,
and when I reached inside, I found a set of pots and pans.
Yes, Aunt Matilda had a big purse that was bigger than us tykes.
It was wider than a cavern, and taller than a kite.











Comments

  1. Carrie, I just love this poem (and the picture!. Absolutely delightful.

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  2. I just love this poem! It is charming and full of smiles in every line! I am a bit dark this month, i must say, so I am glad I get to see something cheerful here, Carrie!

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  3. It feels like a dejavu here, Carrie-

    This is a beautiful blog and i am really glad to be connected here. ;)

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  4. Wider than a cavern, and taller then a kite...so (I really don't like this word, but...) Evocative!

    I am glad we are blogger-friends. I would miss SO much of life's legitimate pleasures without reading these thing you write. And I am not winking ;) as Auntie Mame seems to be attempting!

    PEACE!
    Steve E

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  5. ha. how playful and cute...we used to have a book for the boys called gramma's purse and it had pics of all the crazy things that could be found there...

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  6. Very cute, amazing how all the things when we are so little seems so big and endless....thank you Carrie for posting at Monday's Child...bkm

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  7. Love it, especially the pots and pans! And one can picture the aunt, as well! Well done. I love the repetition of first and last lines, that works very well.

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  8. Thank you everyone...i had a lot of fun with this prompt...glad you liked it. :-)

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  9. Beautiful blog, great work. Love your writing :)

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  10. Brilliant poem! That was my Grandmother!

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  11. good stuff! thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments....blessings...s...

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  12. That was simply splendid Carrie. Thanks for making me smile.

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  13. Thank you Marinela,Kathe,Sarah,and Robert....i am glad that you all liked it....i was smiling the whole time i wrote it....:-)

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  14. ove this!!!! And love that picture!!!

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  15. I laughed out loud at the pots and pans. What a delight!

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  16. this is lovely Carrie... so lovely!!

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  17. This was all that the comments describe above. The magical, silliness of youth - fun - whimsical...splendid. Well done ;)

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  18. so fun and cute...I could totally picture myself reading this to my little girl.

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  19. Think I liked your decision to find your own illustrations. They allowed more creativity! :)

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  20. Such a whimsical piece... I love it!

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  21. Carrie,
    What a wonderful poem for me to read first thing in the morning. Love the pic, too.
    Pamela

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  22. Carrie,
    This poem was good to read. Lively and uplifting.
    A light hearted moment, very much enjoyed!

    Glad I called to your blog Carrie.
    Best wishes, Eileen :)

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  23. Glad everyone has enjoyed this one...it was a fun one for me....:-)

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  24. I love it! made me smile. I love the rhythm.

    thank you for dropping by my blog and following.

    looking forward to reading more of your works

    take care
    Hope

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  25. Carrie, what a wonderful presence Aunt Matilda is in this poem. I just love the style, the warmth of it.

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  26. That was a well written fun poem. Thank you for visiting me which brought me to you. I really like your style. :)

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  27. this is brilliant, friend. just brilliant. you do with a poem what many cannot achieve through a book. xo

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  28. Loved this! The pots and pans had me laughing out loud! The rhythm and the rhyme were brilliant.

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  29. Left me smiling! I can so picture this lady and her big purse, wider than a cavern and taller than a kite!

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  30. I know such a purse--haha. I love your poem--it made me smile. Blessings here.

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  31. Thank you everyone....this one was a fun one for me, glad you all liked it....:-)

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  32. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/halloween-party-at-jingle-poetry-monday-poetry-potluck-tomorrow/

    Happy Halloween to you. Our Halloween potluck is open,
    Post a poem on Halloween, or share an old poem unrelated to the theme, link in. that’s how you get the best result of feedback.
    Feel free to take any awards from this post, enjoy!
    xxx

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