Tag Archives: Childhood

Cycles

Children, pure and untouched Live in their imagination Tasting all that surrounds them Drinking of discovery Too soon the rain of hubris Dampens the innocence Censors the unbridled joy Appends their childhood Youth slips away Surrendered, forfeited Retreating into yesterday … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Girl

I cherish the perfection laid before me The innocence of my sleeping child Auburn hair, draped upon her pillow Lollipops and candy canes Frolic in technicolor dreams In her world of make believe I dare not deny I am her … Continue reading

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Nightmare or Dream

Is it real, or is it not She stands anchored on the spot At first excited, then afraid By this place where she has strayed Standing in a field of wheat A dusty trail beneath her feet Fighting back a … Continue reading

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Christmas Trilogy Part III

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part III Ruckus The man with a puzzled look Turned and then a few steps took Until in front of Hoot he stood And with all the control he could Said “Hoot, I know I’m … Continue reading

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Christmas Trilogy Part II

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part II Toothpick From the brush there came a rustle And the bunny with a hustle Hopped to Hoot and quickly said I found him but I ran ahead Tell your friend, do not dismay … Continue reading

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Christmas Trilogy Part I

For several years at Christmas, my wife’s aunt and I would pick a joke gift for each other and write a poem about it. One year, I found a set of three hand puppets, an owl, a beaver, and a … Continue reading

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Halloween Haiku

 Footsteps on the porch Ladybug, witch, and pirate stand Trick or Treat they say  

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Daddy’s Girl

Wrapped in innocence My little girl sleeps Auburn hair spread upon her pillow Lollipops and candy canes By her dreams possessed In her world of make believe I am her captive My love held in her hand Mistress of my … Continue reading

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Thanks To You Miss Thomas

When I was just in first grade, the teacher that I had Had teaching methods very strict and easily got mad Most questions that she asked me I had no answer for I’d tell her that I did not know, … Continue reading

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Spittin Out The Seeds

There was a time when summer just wasn’t summer without eating a slice of ice cold watermelon.  Once my brother and I knew there was one in the house, all our attention was focused on convincing our mother that to … Continue reading

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