The Swing

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The Swing

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Ropes creaking,

swinging,

whooshing passed,

pointed feet, stretching,

shifting weight,

leaning back,

digging deep to propel,

forward acceleration,

hair flowing back.

Every swing

exhilaration,

wind against face,

eyes closed with pleasure.

Higher, then higher still,

the world a blur,

a coloured stream,

outside, separate.

Thoughts on clouds,

soft and weightless,

gently touch,

soothing.

That old swing,

my island,

my sanctuary.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

I'm glad it triggered such pleasant memories. Thanks for reading and commenting Sunnie.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Hi Tony,

Lovely poem...I use to love swinging as a child and even as a young adult I could not help myself..something about the freedom of moving back and forth, being able to see so far..We use to do the spider where two people would sit opposite directions..or turn it so tight and let go..jumping out hurt..but would do it over and over again.. Thank you for a wonderful poem and bringing back some great memories..

Sunnie


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it sonia05. Thanks for reading.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Lovely poem bringing back old memories for me! Swinging, rising high, feeling the air on the face, delight, exhilaration......I remember it all!

Thank you for sharing!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks sassyk73, glad it brought back memories. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.


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sassyk73 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Wonderful childhood memory. Ha! I was a tomboy I use to swing high and jump out of them (lucky no broken bones) Thanks for sharing. Great and very refreshing hub ;)


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks shymyrika, glad you did.


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shymyrika 5 years ago from Phillippines

Time to reminisce..I love it! :)


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Flora. It's such a childhood memory, isn't it. We never forget these simple pleasures.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I loved my old swing set. I had my own in our backyard.

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