My Little "Goff" Girl

by Rula Shin

My little "Goff" Girl
Throws her head back
In unmistakable protest
Yet calculated

Only on a pillow
In my bed
Against my arms
Or in her bouncy


My little "Goff" Girl
Asks for "this?" and "haay?"
For "Mai?" and "Laab?"

But Mommy’s a meanie
Nothing’s more true
Sorry Baby Girl
“This” and “that” aren’t for you

Backwards she throws herself
Once again
Boisterously exclaiming
Loudly proclaiming


In my bed
Against a pillow
Soft fluffy sheets
Spread all around

But Oh!!

This time she doesn't see
The laptop behind her
In the spot she chooses
To show that I’m mean

Now “GOFF!”
Turns to

Tears falling
Arms reaching
Thrusting herself
Forward against "Goff"

Head on my shoulder
Little hiccups
Soft Baby whimpers
My little “Goff” Girl

All “Goffed” out


Posted on 12/20/2008
Copyright © 2024 Rula Shin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/20/08 at 04:32 AM

Heh. Thanks for making the smiles come pretty easy with this one.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/20/08 at 07:13 AM

Oh, Rula, THESE are the days! Thank you for allowing me to relive them just a little bit through your life. She sounds precious!

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/26/08 at 05:30 PM

Now I know what I'm missing - a trip into cipherspace :> Ok - Mamma Rules...

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 01/11/09 at 04:06 PM

oooooooh how cute. ha. children are amazing how they can completely switch from extreme emotions with seconds.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/06/10 at 12:19 PM

this poem is a time machine in that it projects me back to a time that what you describe so endearingly here was happening to me and mine. Oh the wonderfullness of child rearing which I wouldn't trade for anything.

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