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Like a child

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junemac
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0 posted 04-24-2003 05:16 PM       View Profile for junemac   Email junemac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit junemac's Home Page   View IP for junemac

like a child


go wild, like a child,
hide and giggle til it hurts,
run so fast the wind can't catch you,
and eat pudding til you burst.

make daisy chains in the field,
see dragon clouds in the sky,
crush rose petals to make fairy juice,
and serve teddy bears mud pies.

like a child catch the moment,
wring the happiness from each day,
dont worry if you graze a knee,
the pain will be kissed away
  
the grown up world can wait a while,
there's nothing there to envy,
be a child as often as you can,
and the world won't get so heavy.

[This message has been edited by junemac (04-25-2003 10:30 AM).]

© Copyright 2003 june macfarlane - All Rights Reserved
Magicmystery
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1 posted 04-24-2003 09:33 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

       

I really enjoyed this poem... but you forgot to check the little box thingy that indicates that you want to submit this to Reflections... Please do so ..... I will check back and vote once it is done.... You have 24 hours to edit your work in this forum... just click on the little icon third from the left to get back into your edit code..... Get going... the book is almost finished... and I would like to see this one in there!!!!!

Sherry       

Cherish the good memories of the past and look forward to the adventure called Tomorrow. But above all... be kind to yourself today.

[This message has been edited by Magicmystery (04-24-2003 09:48 PM).]

Joyce Johnson
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2 posted 04-24-2003 09:52 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

When you're checking go back and put apostrophes in can't and won't and in another place you have a comma instead of an apostrophe.  I will vote for it, but we want it perfect for the book.  Love, Joyce
passing shadows
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3 posted 04-25-2003 05:15 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

nice, a good reminder for us all
El_Campeador
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4 posted 04-25-2003 09:10 AM       View Profile for El_Campeador   Email El_Campeador   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit El_Campeador's Home Page   View IP for El_Campeador

I love it! When I was reading it, I could feel the wind in my face from a game of tag, and the little laughs harvested from a wild field of joy... If only we could "wring the happiness" out of each day more often, I'm sure we could see past all the troubles in life.

~El Campeador

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

junemac
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5 posted 04-25-2003 10:34 AM       View Profile for junemac   Email junemac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit junemac's Home Page   View IP for junemac

thank you all for the comments you have made about my first poem. i have taken them on board and i think i have edited them ( although on screen at the moment it looks just the same ) i am struggling with getting used to this site but i am sure i will eventually get there.

please let me know if i have done everything right. thanks you lovely people.

xxxx june xxxx
QjQ
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6 posted 04-25-2003 11:16 AM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

very nice write,

"It matters not how you answer, It matters only if i hear you"

poetSeaMaiden
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7 posted 04-25-2003 04:37 PM       View Profile for poetSeaMaiden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetSeaMaiden

Ooooohhh, I really like this!  "Crush rose petals to make fairy juice..." It's lines like this that make this "magical!"  You have a wonderful way with words, and this is so very good!  I will definately be looking for more from you. And this has SUCH a good message too, a very nice reminder to all of us who are "in the fast lane" of life!  Good job!!!
KoKo
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8 posted 04-25-2003 04:42 PM       View Profile for KoKo   Email KoKo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for KoKo

Crushing petals to make fairy juice...BEAUTIFUL!!!! Welcome to passions!!!! What a GREAT addition to our little family here!!!!! You DEFINITLY have my vote!!! I really, really loved this. You brought me back into my childhood. Thank you so much for this.

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
--Chang Tzu

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9 posted 04-26-2003 12:18 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

ok, nice one!
Joyce Johnson
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10 posted 04-27-2003 08:06 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

I'm back to be sure I voted.  Joyce
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11 posted 04-28-2003 01:50 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

can I vote more than once for this?
Like a child, I want MORE, MORE, MORE!
I really enjoyed this write, junemac
vandana
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12 posted 04-28-2003 02:09 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

welcome to passions enjoyed
Mon Cherie
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13 posted 05-06-2003 09:42 AM       View Profile for Mon Cherie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mon Cherie

the grown up world can wait a while,
there's nothing there to envy,
be a child as often as you can,
and the world won't get so heavy.

Right now, at this point in time, I really empathise with the feelings in this phrase. The world IS such a dead weight on one's shoulders.

Thanks, June. For sharing such a lovely poem. I'm voting for it, AND adding it into my library.

WELCOME TO PASSIONS!

_,,,^.^,,,_
Florence

Susan Caldwell
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14 posted 05-06-2003 09:48 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

You know why I loved this so much?  Because I love to act silly, run, play and just have fun!  My kids often think I am nuts but I don't care.  There was a time I let things get to me...and I suffered for it...one thing at a time..and it always gets better.  

I loved your poem and welcome to passions!!!

Susan C.
Marge Tindal
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15 posted 05-10-2003 10:29 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

June~
You been following me around ?

Well ... don't forget splish-splashing in freshly fallen rain puddles !

LOVE IT~
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Margherita
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16 posted 05-10-2003 11:20 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear june, this is so lovely and such wise advice! I often forget my age and just enjoy life with a child's heart. (Some bruises happen too!)
Love, Margherita
Marge Tindal
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17 posted 03-09-2008 04:00 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

June~
I KNOW you'll be peeking in ...
now just LOOK WHAT I FOUND !!!
Your very FIRST POST here~

It will be SO GOOD having you come 'home'~
Love n' *Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -           noles1@totcon.com     

 
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