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A bullamaroo


What is a bullamaroo

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Gypsy Blue Rose
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A bullamaroo
by Mary Vigasin

Hello, Mary,

Adults don't realize that words matter and can hurt deeply as a child. I had an aunt that called me names. It's terrible.

I like your poem and presentation.


 Comment Written 29-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 29-Sep-2020
    Thank you for your review and kind words
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Mary,

This was so much fun. I have never heard of a bullamaroo - but I will now try to remember it. I feel certain that's what my two grandgirls may be! (Or striving for, anyway.) hahaha

Some notes, if I may:
1.) I am a bullamaroo(...)
At least that was what my angry Nana would call me.

2.) She saw me as stupid. I know she was wrong(.)

3.) I had to figure it out myself by looking at me through my Nana's eyes.
--> I had to figure it out by seeing myself through Nana's eyes.
--> To figure it out, I had to try to see myself through Nana's eyes.

4.) Looking back now years later. We both had needs from each other that we both missed.
--> Now, looking back, I can see we both had needs that weren't recognized/being met.

These are suggestions to make your words flow a little easier - but you are welcome to hate them all and ignore them out-of-hand. *smile*

Thanks for the fun post! Don't you love how we can always see things differently with a little time and distance?

It would really be awesome if your Nana lived long enough to see how you've come to understand her a bit better. Hope so!



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reply by the author on 29-Sep-2020
    Thank you I am always open to suggestions. I will review today.
    Thank you
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This poem, A Bullamaroo, seems to be the consequence of being taken care of by a grandmother who demanded much and gave not an inch.


 Comment Written 28-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 28-Sep-2020
    Thank you Bill for the review and your rating.
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I love, loved your poem. How many of us wish we could go back in time and change the way we did things i.e. Nana. I think she would have loved your poem too. Simple, yet beautifully expressed. Congratulations!


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reply by the author on 28-Sep-2020
    Thank you for your review and kind thoughts
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I like your story poem from a child's eyes trying to figure out this name that Nana has called her. Seems like two strong personalities helped mold each other and love still was evident despite the clashes. I like the healthy response of accepting oneself as being "one of a kind."


 Comment Written 27-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2020
    Thank you for your review and kind words.
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Excellent free verse form that well describes a unique relationship you had with your grandma. She was an unusual individual to create the word bullamaroo. I think others can relate to your words.


 Comment Written 27-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2020
    Thank you for you review . Nana, a Newfoundlander was a strong individual.
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This is really clever, Mary! I love the way you've related a made-up word to characteristics you had as a child that your Nana seemed to find objectionable. This free verse poem flows really well and the story is carried along to the conclusion, and you've built up suspense along the way very skillfully.
Excellent poem!
-Susan


 Comment Written 27-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2020
    Thank you Susan
    I truly appreciate your review and kind words.
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Hello Mary, this is such a sweet and also amusing little poem. Whatever your Nana called you she nevertheless loved you, and you her, I'm sure. Your author notes confirm this. As we age we are more tolerant of what happened in the past because we suddenly we fine we are doing exactly what we rebelled against. A good poem. Warm regards Dorothy x


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    Thank you for your review and kind comments.
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A very well-written fun poem about a loving grandma who gives you a nick name that is unique to you and the way she sees you. She may found you a little puzzling to understand at that stage but she meant well.


 Comment Written 27-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2020
    Thank you Sandra, I appreciate the review and also your comments.
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This was wonderfully written. "Bullamaroo" is an interesting word; and I guess it was created for an obstreperous, unruly and boisterous child (smile). Your differences with the nanny is a common thing - same people experience with their parents. Children blame them for being over strict; for trying to take their freedom away and "choking" them with their care - but later they realize how wrong they were; and how much their parents and nannies really loved them.

Excellent descriptive imagery and artwork.

Thank you for sharing.



 Comment Written 27-Sep-2020



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2020
    Thank you for your review and kind comments.
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