The Pleasure of Childhood
There's a place in my memory labeled Childhood. In it you are lovingly encased.
One two buckle my shoe,
three four shut the door!
I watched three kids at play.
The jump rope
hits the blacktop, thwack, thwack.
I sit transfixed by my window
I recall another time.
Of another three at play
thwack, thwack, the jump rope hit's the concrete drive
one, two buckle my shoe,
three four shut the door,
five six, pick up sticks.
A misstep and a mischievous grin, from a Daughter
It's my turn the middle son exclaims
a look of mock contempt.
laughter as he takes his turn
One, two, buckle my shoe
thwack, thwack the rope hits the concrete
His Sister pulls the rope taut, causing him to fall
Laughter ensues, "you cheated"
Big brown eyes admonish.
As he chases her in mock anger
The eldest looks on exasperated.
His Sister hangs on to his shirt tail
Peeking over and under too tall limbs.
"If you two don't stop your antics". He declares
Laughingly he grabs her by her feet
Dangling her out of his Brothers reach.
She screeches in delight as he threatens to drop her
They never seem to make it past seven.
I watch with memory filled laden eyes.
Another trio from my window.
As the jump rope hits the blacktop.
Thwack, thwack, thwack.
No one ever seems to make it to seven.
Dear Children- May you always remember what it is like to laugh in the rain to get up and dance when the music plays to love and hold on to Love when it's freely given.
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