Jump to the Moon ( a poem of remembrance)

I'd jump to the moon...
I'd jump to the moon...
I'd walk on whitest sands and sift it through my hands...
I'd walk on whitest sands and sift it through my hands...
I'd gaze up to the skies on their display...
I'd gaze up to the skies on their display...
Beautiful skies, as night to follow the day....
Beautiful skies, as night to follow the day....
By early morning's light I'd make my return...
By early morning's light I'd make my return...
for in my mind was burned...
for in my mind was burned...



When I was just a child,

I gazed at the moon and smiled,

If I could only but jump,

I'd land there with a thump.


Then to walk in the white sand,

And sift it through my hand,

I'd wave to those back home,

While on the moon I'd roam.


As I spied the stars about me,

I'd count how many I could see,

Then give a salute, as one to shoot,

Across the skies, to scoot.


As I pondered just how far,

The furthest sparkling star.

I dream of a time, that one day,

I visit there as well, to go and play.


Then back home I would return,

As in my memory was burned,

My trip up to the stars,

And just what I'd learned.


Another day and a special time,

I'd write a little rhyme,

Take pause, where I had played,

About this universal parade.






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I'd return in my memory, to the stars...and what I'd learned...
I'd return in my memory, to the stars...and what I'd learned...

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janshares 20 months ago from Washington, DC

Very nice childhood memory, whonunuwho. I love the way you translated childhood fantasy into words, with captioned images to flow with the poem. The line, "I'd walk on whitest sands and sift it through my hands . . . ," made a child's visit to the moon seem possible. Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida

What a fun poem, whonu. I've always loved the moon. It's mesmerizing. Wouldn't it be wonderful to ride a star across the sky?


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States Author

Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement my friend and blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States Author

Yes and with a little imagination we may accomplish this, if only in our minds. Thanks for your nice words of encouragement. whonu


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States Author

If only I had known that in 1969 Neil Armstrong would set foot upon the moon and be our "One small step for man and a giant leap for mankind."


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

We could do everything when we were children, couldn't we? What a shame we don't still think like that; wouldn't it be great to try!

Dreams and daydreams ruled the day.

Ann


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Ann.Yes we may still accomplish that held in our memories, if only in our fondest dreams, Blessings my friend. whonu


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MsDora 20 months ago from The Caribbean

Childish dreams are always fun to remember. Thanks for sharing this one.


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whonunuwho 19 months ago from United States Author

Thanks MsDora. When we were kids we would cup our hands and capture the moon within. Whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Very delightful. Enjoyed.


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whonunuwho 19 months ago from United States Author

Thank you Gypsy Rose and bless you on this fine Spring day. whonu

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