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Dad Says That I Look Like Him

by Barry Louis Polisar

Dad says that I've got his nose, big and flat and long.
He tells me that I look like him but Mom says he is wrong.
Aunt Mary says I look just like my older brother, Wayne.
Aunt Jennie says my hair's too long; I look like my sister Jane.
I wish they'd stop comparing me to everybody else.
"You walk like him," "You talk like her." I look just like myself.

My grandma says I've got the eyes of my great-grandpa John.
Uncle Dave says that I look just like my cousin's mom.
Dad says that I'm built like him; Mom says Don't be so sure.
Grandpa doesn't say too much. he sits all day and snores.
I wish they'd stop comparing me to everybody else.
"You walk like him," "You talk like her." I look just like myself.

Dad says that I have his eyes. Mom says it isn't true.
They say he must be blind and I know my eyes are blue.
Mom says that I talk to much, but if you ask me.
I look just like the milkman. Daddy says it couldn't be.
I wish they'd stop comparing me to everybody else.
"You walk like him," "You talk like her." I look just like myself.

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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