General Poetry posted January 10, 2019

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I have wonderful childhood memories.

In Looking Back

by A. Willow Bends

Keds tennis shoes and Sunday drives
in looking back, my memory thrives
on small joys
toys like Etch-A-Sketch
or playing fetch with our boxer dog
napping, sleeping like a log in the summer shade
seems I had it made back when
would I wish it back again?

Fizzies or bottled pop
penny candy from the shop
near grandma's place
a different pace than we keep now
jars full of fireflies, holes in lids so they don't die
much like the thoughts of times gone by
and loving childhood memories

safely tucked inside my mind
a childhood of a blessed kind

Childhood writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
No more than 20 lines.
No free verse.

We weren't wealthy, but as a child, it seemed to me that we had it ALL. We were sheltered by the love of our parents and grandparents and even our great grandparents. We were not inundated with electronics. We knew how to go outside and play with the neighborhood kids until we were called in at dusk, sweaty and exhausted. It was time in our small town where doors didn't have to be locked. We didn't go on expensive vacations, but I thought the day trips for long drives WERE adventures and Friday night out for burgers or coneys or seeing the fish in the fountain at the next town was a huge excursion. It was a simple time. It was a wonderful time! Thank you LittleBogie 007 for the digital art choice. It seemed a perfect choice for my poem!
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