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We Dont Have To Share

by Barry Louis Polisar

Debbie got the radio. I got the airplane.
She got the bicycle. I got the electric train.
I got the doll house. She got the cowboy hat.
I got the baseball glove. She got the baseball bat.
We don't have to share at all, to our delight.
We always get our own stuff, so we don't start a fight.

Debbie got the roller skates. I got the go-cart,
And even though she can't skate and I can't get the cart to start,
We always get out own things and they are ours to keep,
And even though I want her things too, I have my own at least.

But when Grandma went shopping, she bought us both a bear,
And since it cost so very much, she told us both to share.
So Deb and I both grabbed it and before we both knew
She was pulling and I was tugging and it tore in two.

Debbie got the leg and nose, also the bottom jaw,
I got the stuffing, one glass eye and a paw.
I also got the other leg, and Debbie got an ear,
The foot and the other eye. What will Grandma bring next year?

We don't have to share at all, to our delight.
We always get our own stuff, so we don't start a fight.

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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