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~~~ Bobby's Kite ~~~

Updated on September 28, 2013

~ Bobby's Kite ~


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Wind-chapped faces sprint into an autumn sunrise, commanding kites with ice-cream moustaches, unravelling skeined strands at the heady rate of knots, as their hand-made craft, weaves and wends an impossible Tango upon skylit, thermals, not discordant with two paper wyverns, feuding for mistral supremacy.


Grandma emerges, in an ambrosial haze of suffusing, head-turning lavender, from amongst a gaggle of rotund, matronly ladies, gracing the podium of immaculate Mary-Jane’s and charcoaled Flapper shoes, on mink-stippled nylons, which threaten a crooked seam. Her hoary, bunned thatch rests, like an ashen crown of harvest moonlight, dancing with aspects of falling snowflakes, coiffed in new gestures of former glory. Apple cheeks over Elizabeth Arden, silkened jowls cachinnate comfortable laughter to unveil a promising morning for all and sundry.


A Laura Ashley muslin, Summer dress clings the generous bounty of a sexagenarian Duchess, who sways, and jounces in undulation, whilst rumours of Dior swish oscillations, as she strains leeward into waves of crisp, clandestine bellows of aerial flow, genuflecting, as she retrieves Bobby's luminous Frisbee.


Sally’s jelly sandals squelch in a shallow ditch, pulling funny faces as a squishy tadpole announces her presence to nibble dainty pinky-toes. Bobby’s khaki trousers take on a new colour from a younger sister’s frantic splashings, screeching with frenzied excitement, shouting,

“ Nanna; come and dance with us! “, as their voices become half-lost in the shifting winds.



II

Eventide descends her nubilous, opaque blinds, as back home at the dowager’s palace, they gather round their ancient love, flitting like vivacious chaffinches in Winnie-the Pooh pyjamas, as a fur-pillared Tiny snakes around Audrey’s swollen ankles, fawning for the unmistakeable rattles of crunchy biscuits, eager to hear bedtime tales of when grandma was Alice, diligently seeking two butterflies to rest upon her weary knees, and fill a lonely heart.


Then an excited Bobby, surreptitiously covering the hole that Tiny made, lays his head upon bosomed pillows, to dream of buried treasure and castles of the sea, and dinky Sally rests her sleepy lids, to reverie a rainbow maelstrom, riding ships of the Eastern deserts, and Turkish delight, whilst grandma’s kiss seals their day with a loving heart, to doze with open book into a welcoming Shackleton high-seat chair, tired, but happy from a lavish day, laden with the surfeit deluge of unforgettably, perfect moments.


THE END

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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A very delightful read and shows your imagination has no boundaries. ^

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Great poem; love the story, love Grandma!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Jackie,

      Thank you for dropping by for a read, and have a lovely weekend.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hiyah annart!

      I'm glad this one appealed to you, and certainly appreciate your words; she sure is a fabulous old stick :)

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 3 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      romeosquill, your kite of imagination takes away to the place where the mind says " Let me be enjoyed". A marvellous hub.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Anil ( AUPADHYAY ),

      It's good to have you drop by. The kite....an extension of the child's, or even the adult's mind, flying free, lending trust to powers out of his or her control, to build faith in He who has the winds under his obedience, whilst still maintaining cognisance of some personal compass direction of freewill, steering the twines....the imagination, freely reaching out to the heavens bustling frantically during the stormiest moments; seemingly at the mercy of tides in the ether, tossing the mind in fanciful directions, leading a merry dance, then when all is calm, to reel it back in again, with a ready preparedness for life's next challenge. Thank you for your positivity, and have a marvellous weekend;

      All the Best,

      R.Q.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Very impressive, your attention to detail and your ability to describe is amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent, it has gone well with my morning coffee this morning. Have a wonderful weekend. Jamie

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Romeos,

      Oh, how very enchanting and memories do come back of those childhood days of flying kites soaring up to the heavens, so we thought. Such a delightful read on this early morning Sunday! I tried to read it yesterday and it went away, but I think I was meant to read it this morning for my full attention, being I had so many distractions yesterday : ) ... Thank you so much for the heads up yesterday on my faux pas. You're the best.

      You are a brilliant writer extraordinaire!

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Good afternoon Jamie,

      Thanks for dropping by to read some of the verse, and I'm happy that you enjoyed it; it's always a little extra special when someone incorporates it into their life in such a manner, and I can never forget when that happens.

      All the best to you as well, and blessings for a weekend of wonder.

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      I do like how your imagination took off with the flying kites.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dearest Faith,

      You are so kind, and thank you, from a special place, for your lovely words.

      To be honest, I felt a little out of sorts mentioning that to you in the manner in which I did, but the only alternative open to me was to let you know via private mail, which didn't seem appropriate, seeing as you're a married woman and all - though I didn't want some guest user to get the wrecking ball out and insensitively bring it to the fore, with an uncaring attitude without love; perhaps I was being pre-emptive in my assertions, but thank you so much for accepting with such grace and class, as only you can.

      With my Warmest Regards to you and your precious family in the Beautiful South from the Land of Hope and Glory.

      Love R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Wetnosedogs!

      Shall we attach a little basket for the hairy girls and boys to have a little fly around in? - imagine their faces! :)

      Have a smashing weekend,

      Kindest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      So precious my dear friend. My grandsons have been around a few days. Priceless memories. I can relate. Love it nana come play w us! I m so blessed. The pictures are divine. Hope to get with writing program. Did not expect family as many days. Awesome suprise for me. Sending hugs Romeos.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      It's so good to hear you are being blessed with such a surprise, and the comfort of family with you on this autumn weekend dear Skye. Always a pleasure when you drop by , and thank you for the gift of your warm personality.

      I want to make you feel good, so shall say that whenever the new earth is created, I think He would choose the palette of your eyes for his eternal sky(e).

      With Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      LKMore01 3 years ago

      While I was reading this RQ, I felt the physical sensation of warmth in my chest as if being magically transported back in time or recalling a vivid memory of a relative loved and lost, a sense I was receiving a loving embrace.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Romeos,

      Oh, how very enchanting and memories do come back of those childhood days of flying kites soaring up to the heavens, so we thought. Such a delightful read on this early morning Sunday!

      You are a brilliant writer extraordinaire!

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I would have responded sooner, but have been in discussion with a Christian brother over the last few hours, so please forgive my delayed response.That is such a beautiful comment Lisa, and am so grateful for you sharing; it is very special to facilitate one in such recall of wonderful memories, and thank you for reading, and likewise, have been blessed by your candour, and uplifting presence. Take this piece as a keepsake if you so desire, for you have made it your own, and let it be that perpetual reminder of that vivid memory of yours.

      With Kindest Regards,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Almost whimsical and defintately, recognisably nostalgic for many people.

      You have a great command of words and it shows.

      Anna :)

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I hope you're well Anna - many thanks for coming by and leaving your invaluable comments.

      Kind Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      You have vast imagination... Interesting story!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Monis Mas,

      Well, aren't you generous? :)

      Thank you, and it's a bonus that you found it interesting.

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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