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Babes, 
girls and boys 
gurgling 
on back, turning 
onto tummy 
to crawl, 
arising, 
reaching 
for prop 
 — to stand 
and drop 
soft as dew 
and stand 
again 
first step 
to take, 
and stumble 
forward 
laughing 
 — O!! 
mother, father 
proud, 
consider 
offspring 
hurled 
into world 
so stark 
 —’dator beset — 
one step 
here or there 
difference 
’tween dark 
and light 
makes — for sake 
of child
wild 
to tall 
walk, full 
picture 
show 
 — what it takes —