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I recently read a poem that made me smile. The original author is listed as unknown.

Ode to Child Care

Little children come to me for hugs and books and such,

I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch,

I pick up toys, mop up spills and often dry their tears,

I change their diapers, settle fights, and kiss away their tears,

I tie their shoes, button coats and push them on the swing,

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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