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The Swing and Me

Updated on July 28, 2013
A happy mood with the swing.
A happy mood with the swing. | Source
Swinging frees one's soul...
Swinging frees one's soul... | Source
...two joyful subjects~ the swing and me, and the disappearing head!
...two joyful subjects~ the swing and me, and the disappearing head! | Source

My heart is racing for a ride

To swing up the air, I would glide.

Let all worries be forgotten

In moments of private smiles

As the swing takes me to the sky

Asking angels if they want a ride.


Clouds like soapy suds above speeding by

Once again, I smile and cry

“Hey clouds, rest your hastiness.

Come and glide down here.

Do you want to try?”


Little birds are flying close

Never minding the chains they see

Of burdens and sorrows

One’s heart has kept

These little birds know

At this very moment, she is free.


And, the sun is smiling unselfishly

After days of coal and tears

Right out here, a one happy day

Rip loneliness off a lonely swing

Strip my heart naked for at least

Two joyful subjects- the swing and me.

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©Marites Mabugat-Simbajon, "The Swing and Me" ~a Poem, July 28.2013

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Love it! Perfect analogy! And I loved your pictures! Thank you, Tess! Up+ Have a great rest off the weekend! Randi

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "asking angels if they want a ride" is a great line....loved the poem and I smiled all the way through it. Well done!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I love to swing and I get a lot of chances to do so when my grands come up for the weekend often, and we go to the town park and just have a blast swinging and laughing together. My youngest one loves to swing the highest and when I tell here she is like a bird flying toward the sky over the trees, she just giggles with such delight.

      Thank you for this delight poem sweet Tess. You're the best. I love your photos included here, perfect!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love,

      Faith Reaper

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      frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

      Inviting the angels and the clouds...sharing with the birds flying...those are happy thoughts...and a swing can be marvelous relaxation! You gave a beautifully cheerful picture...even if only for a few swinging moments!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you Randi for enjoying this page. Hugs to you!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      The flow of thoughts went easy today, I don't know why, billybuc, but I feel that it was brought about the same feeling as when I was on the swing. Thank you so much for the admiration you have left me. Cheers!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Always dear Faith, I can see through your words straight from a kind and happy heart. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your "swinging" moments of you and your grandchildren. That made me giggle too! :)

      Hugs and love in return,

      Tess

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi there frogyfish! Placing myself on a swing brought back childhood memories too when homemade swings of a car tire and a strong plank of wood were holding on from a tree through thick fiber ropes. My pa made it sure we had our own swings!

      Thank you for swinging by. Have a happy day! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Absolutely delightful. I so love to swing. Only problem now no swings. But I will if I ever find some. Enjoyed.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Super like MM! We used to have a swing at the porch of our old house in Bahrain. Missing it dearly and the times that I could simply sit down there (time alone), peacefully, listen to music and read my book.

      Keep the kid in you, GF! Happy thoughts!

      Love from the sky~

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Tess, I have been in the air myself, wondering and pondering those same thoughts. Love it!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Gypsy Rose, it is easy to fabricate one, but underneath a strong huge tree would just be so close to nature...then, listen to the leaves whispering as you swing!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I love the look of a swing out on a porch too. Got to sit and lie down on one, sadly it belonged to someone else with such a beautiful home! Thanks GF!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      OH Debs! Isn't it great?! I have some pics with my dog in another park sharing a swing. He just loved the feeling and rested his head on my shoulders. I don't think it scared him coz I was gently whispering to him at the same time, and he loved swinging with me over and over. What a big baby!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love the poem and the images. Looks like you were having a lot of fun.

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      Beth37 3 years ago

      Ah, the innocence of youth. There's nothing more precious.

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