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Billie Jo the Ballerina

A Poem

By Mother CombsPublished about a month ago 1 min read

Ballet’s not for you

Everyone says you’re too big

That you’re too clumsy


Dancing isn’t for you.

Who has seen a dinosaur

Wearing a tutu?


But she didn’t care

Brontosaurus have four legs

They are meant to dance


She followed her dreams.

So, wearing her pink tutu.

Twirling and leaping


Billie Jo fulfilled

her fantasy of being

A ballerina

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Mother Combs

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Comments (10)

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    I love this breaking of social norms in such a comedic way!! Great poem here MC!!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Picture is beautiful and so the poem and your thoughts are lovely. She is right, don't hear to anyone that you can't do it, it will not suit you. I am loving the lesson of follow your heart and groom your skills. Wonderful

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    I burst out laughing at your cover pic because when I read your title, I wasn't expected it to be a dinosaur! I'm so happy for Billie Jo!

  • This was fun and loved the picture

  • The Invisible Writerabout a month ago

    Very inspiring be the ballerina be everything you ever wanted to be

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Never let anyone say you can’t BillyJo sure showed them

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Too cute. Great kids tale

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is adorable.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Billie Jo is so cute in her tutu and followed her dream despite the meanies!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    I adore this poem. I am standing, applauding, making my husband holler his worry from another room, "What's happened? Are you ok?!" Yes you can, Billie Jo, Ballerina! Yes you can! 🥳 😎 👑 ⭐️ 🏆

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