Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Childhood Lost

Mag 238

Photo courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales on Blogger

Now that I'm grown up
And know the world
Walking through water
Is so different
To when I was
A child

Then it was splashing fun
Carefree and innocent
Jumping in glee
Now I feel 
The wading weight
Of loss

Barbara M Lake 
September 2014
Trinidad WI


  1. I know that feeling too well my friend. Beautiful indeed.

  2. Dear Bee,
    Thank you for the sweet comment! When I saw Tess' image last Sunday I also sensed sadness and loss in the young woman's body language. Nice writing.

  3. Bee, thank you for visiting my blog - after a long time! Our blogging lives have lost some of the old impetus I feel. I used to post so much more frequently.
    I love this poem. It so exactly conveys both experiences of joy and loss of playfulness as we age...

    1. You're very welcome Shaista. I agree with you regarding our blogging lives. Sometimes, events get in the way and before we know where we are something that so much part of us has dwindled. I am determined to rekindle that verve I once had! I like that you like the poem - even putting a stanza together has eluded me over the last few months.

  4. Very good. I was too busy last week to do one for this image or to read yours. It is a treasure even if unlocked late.


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