Just Like Me

    “Just Like Me,” Friend, Jan. 1993, 5

    Just Like Me

    I saw an old picture,

    All funny and brown,

    Of a very old house

    In a very small town.

    Standing in front of

    This very old house

    Was a little girl just like me.

    She wore a long dress

    And a black velvet hat.

    A china doll lay

    On the step where she sat.

    Ready to pick up

    Her white china doll

    Was a little girl just like me.

    Someone had told her

    To pause in her play

    For the picture he took

    On that long-ago day.

    I wish I could meet her

    As she used to be,

    When my grandma

    Was just like me.

    Illustrated by Dick Brown