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0 posted 2001-04-25 03:13 PM

I wrote this a year ago, and today - the weather demanded a revisit.  If I open my office window, I can just smell the "spring" in the air.

Sitting cross-legged
leaning back
the warmth of the day divine
Tickling scratches of
freshly mown grass
- never a blanket as softly made as this

Allergies notwithstanding

Just over yon
a race between
my brown-haired child
- and a particularly feisty cloud of dust
She, on her trike
…the weight of the world
precariously balanced on three wheels
flying at a toddler’s breakneck speed

She was winning…

I bear witness to this priceless treasure
of Love, in its truest – purest form
A smile never felt as good

Then ~

In a whirling flutter
of flying grass clippings and
half-spent flower petals
Curiosity encased
in the form of a six year-old girl

This grown-up smile willingly
concedes victory
to the super nova beaming at my side
Rays of sunlight
in gentle curls rest upon sweaty child brow
And she says:



“Why does time fly?”

“That, dear…is the only way it could ever keep up with you.”

[This message has been edited by Nicole (edited 04-25-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Nicole Williams - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2001-04-25 03:57 PM

Oh hey I liked this one a lot. Especially the ending. Well done on this one.

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

Poet deVine
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2 posted 2001-04-25 09:20 PM

Oh this is wonderful!!! Made me smile and I sure needed one today!  
Member Rara Avis
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3 posted 2001-04-25 10:10 PM

Spring is in the air over here too, nic.  My what a beautiful day it was.  This poem has me all nostalgic now - think I need to go get Mikey and take a few days in the mountains...


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4 posted 2001-04-26 07:54 PM

wonderful job..
i liked it...
keep writing


death is not the greatest loss in life. the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. -norman cousins

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5 posted 2001-04-26 09:09 PM

Very nice!     I am glad to have gotten the chance to read something by you, the ending was just marvelous.     

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  

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6 posted 2001-04-27 02:24 PM

Nic--this is priceless! Will be looking for more of your work in the future! Loved this.  
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