Poems by LLS - Childhood Memories
Lush green forests giving up misty, silvery dew to a radiant morning sun
As a cottontail bunny nibbles innocently the clover in my yard.
Squeals of "freeze" or "Your it" pervading the midday sunshine
As friends play Hide and Seek or Release on a cobble stone street.
Gray and black billowy clouds rolling thunderously across an afternoon sky
While glorious white and silver streaks of lighting pierce the Earth.
Children clasping hands, singing and dancing merrily round and round
To a folk tune strummed on a banjo and play on a harmonica in a neighbor’s yard..
Evening cookouts filled with Hot Dogs, home made ice cream and cake;
As the orange and red sun sinks majestically into the Western skyline.
Impromptu sleep outs of blanketed, yet shivering, friends,
On a crowded porch on a still black night telling ghost stories.
By placing these remembrances into one day
My childhood is captured for eternity.
LLS - 2009
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