Monday, July 21, 2014

DMC: "The Barefoot Girl" by Linda Baie

A tribute to "The Barefoot Boy" by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Barefoot Girl

Blessings on thee, little girl,
flip-flopped feet, with hair of curl!
With thy tee of rainbow hues,
And thy ripped up jeans so blue;
Your red lips show make-up done
I see tan shoulders, kissed by sun.
You laugh with friends all feeling tall,
Holding blissyou’re at the mall!
I remember those days well:
Carefree giggling rings a bell!
Princess crowned—the grown-up girl
Layering the future in a swirl.
Allow this moment, never hide;
Flip flops, tees, and friends abide.
Thou hast more than eyes can see
Keep it close, err loss will be.
Outward sunshine, inside, seed pearl.
Blessings on thee, little girl!

© 2014 Linda Baie. All rights reserved.

Tamera Will Wissinger has challenged us to come up with a parody or tribute poem this month.  (Click HERE for details.) If you would like to join in the fun, send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right.

All participants will be rounded up on July 25th 
and entered to win a copy of Tamera's delightful new picture book, 


  1. While all the funny parodies I've been receiving this month have been terrific, this tribute is so delightfully refreshing! With her flip-flopped feet, carefree giggling, and seed pearl interior, I know this girl well and love her like my own daughter. Thank you, Linda!

  2. Hi Michelle, thanks for your nice words! I enjoyed the challenge! Thanks for posting!

  3. "Outward sunshine, inside, seed pearl." Love this line. Well done, Linda! A labor of love!

  4. Carefree giggling rings a bell for me, too :-) Like Margaret, I especially like that seed pearl line. Good job, Linda!

  5. Wonderful, Linda.