POEM – Little Girl Who Follows Me

My little girl and I were in the restroom at our local Wal-Mart. Someone had put these little books in there with this poem in it. I’m not sure who did it or who wrote it, but it is cute none the less…. (I did a google search and found more than a few hits on this poem.)

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” A careful woman I ought to be:
A little girl follows me;
I do not dare to go a stray

For fear she’ll go the self-same way.

I cannot once escape her eyes;

What’re she sees me do, she tries

Like me, she says, she ‘s going to be,

The little girl who follows me.

She thinks that I am good and fine,

Believes in every word of mine;

The base in me she must not see,

The little girl who follows me.

I must remember as I go,

Through summer’s sun and winter’s snow,

I am building for the years to be,

For a little girl follows me. ”

author: UNKNOWN

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2 Responses

  1. I love that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This poem hung on a wooden plaque in my mothers’ kitchen when I was a little girl. I am 34 now & have 4 children of my own ( 3 girls) It now hangs in my kitchen!
    Although, my version is worded slightly different.
    My says ” bad” instead of “base”
    “The bad in me she must not see…”
    Still a great poem anyhow.
    I think my mother said she bought the plaque at the gift shop at Mammoth Cave National Park.

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