since 1999-06-23Posts 1835
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.
the warmth of the day divine
Tickling scratches of
freshly mown grass
- never a blanket as softly made as this
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
In a whirling flutter
of flying grass clippings and
half-spent flower petals
in the form of a six year-old girl
This grown-up smile willingly
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).]
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since 2000-08-30Posts 11132
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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.
since 1999-05-26Posts 22612
Oh this is wonderful!!! Made me smile and I sure needed one today!
ModeratorMember Rara Avis
since 1999-08-13Posts 7666
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...
anonymous albert ?
since 2001-03-23Posts 2979
i liked it...
death is not the greatest loss in life. the greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. -norman cousins
since 2001-01-04Posts 3502
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.
since 2000-02-02Posts 27738
Nic--this is priceless! Will be looking for more of your work in the future! Loved this.
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