a glimpse of heavens children .........free verse

From the airliner window I saw a cloud or
two amongst all the others
white and billowing
leaden down with playing children
but just for one fleeting moment
and certainly no longer
They danced in circles and laughed
they ran and jumped together in time
not one tear nor conflict of a living child
all of them but merry
and just in that one moment I was filled
with hope
The roar of the engines moved steadily onward
until those two clouds passed from my view
or hidden by all the others
billowing and bright
I was not ready though to
let that pass I was sure I'd catch one
glimpse of you
I must have been thinking
or dreaming of your perpetual smile
Later I awoke with my face against the
portal and the clouds still moving
outside that oval of window
But was I really sleeping just then ?
Did I really come that close ?
I may never know if you
were there among the others
or not but I know this is
where heavens children play
This again and again and again now as I fly
of one fleeting glimpse of a golden
haired boy that resembles me
somewhat and yet
is much more angelic
he just is..........


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Ericdierker 10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Moving as always my friend. I sometimes wonder if all my adult children are not still children playing in the fields and on the shores where they played as children. Or perhaps I still do at least to some degree. In the clouds is a wonderful thought.

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manatita44 10 months ago from london

How I love this freedom and merriment of Heaven's children. Can't come too soon, but here on Earth, Bro. Here on Earth. Great visions.

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vocalcoach 10 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Magical and imaginative! Oh, the joy of finding images in the clouds bringing back memories of yesteryear. Lovely!

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Jodah 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow! Ed this was one of the most beautiful and touching poems I have read here at HubPages. Wonderful work, well done.

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PoetwoPoem 10 months ago from Dallas

I like this one

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CrisSp 10 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I was there! I was there Ed! Sprinkling love and twinkle from the sky! ~

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DDE 10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hi You have written a beautiful and meaningful poem.

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Yes Eric , I imagine they are , whenever flying my imagination goes places for hours at a time . The images flow freely and often .

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Thank you manatita , Yes, here on earth , we have a ways to go don't we !

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colorfulone 10 months ago from Minnesota

"He just is"...I love that. It dances, it sings, its delightful!

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Vocalcoach , one of my favorite people ! Thank you giantly !

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Jodah , from you ? One of the purest poets of all , Thank you !

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Poetwopoem, Thank you dearly !

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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

CrisSp,! You , You , from the realms of the cloud strewn sky ? Oh thanks for that , I know that you know !

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