Posts tagged ‘growing up’

May 28, 2018

Business Trip

by Nick Anthony

The full moon rises,
Glistening like a fresh silver dollar
As Mother Earth lets off steam
And unbuttons her stifling collar
To feel the breeze of the Sun’s departure.

Eagerly I wait at the window
For my moon to come home,
So I can feel the breeze of his sigh
As he sits on his leathery black throne
And watches me with contentment from on high.

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August 8, 2017


by Nick Anthony

When I was young, you were invincible.
You were like Superman, but better
Because I had never seen evidence
Of a Kryptonite that might harm you.

You seemed to effortlessly
hold back the dangerous flood,
And fearlessly protected me
From ever encroaching reality.

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August 25, 2016

Black-Top Scrambled Eggs

by Nick Anthony

We met on the playground black-top
Amidst the chaos of elementary school recess.
You served me a face-full of asphalt,
With a side-dish stiff-arm clothesline,
So pungent “The Rock” could smell what you were cookin’.
And I’ll be damned if that wasn’t
The worlds most delectable dish of dirt.

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October 11, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Even when anticipated
And foreseen,
Is different from our

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May 10, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Tea party
No longer a game
For two,
Pleasant company,
Cool spring breeze,
Watching the clouds

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February 15, 2015

A Thousand Smiles

by Tiffany Layne

I captured a thousand smiles
Posted them in a book
So one day I could go back
And see all the pictures I took

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September 29, 2014

Sand And Grit

by Seafarrwide

Poem by Wendy Norman (Seafarrwide)

The clouds drifted across the sky as I gazed from my little bed up so high

A sense of aloneness crept over me I was just a mere sweet child of three

Children would push and taunt me so sometimes pointing and telling me go

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March 12, 2014

Slow Down Little One

by Karen

Slow Down Little One

Don’t be in such a hurry

Enjoy your youth

Your school

Your Friends

Your Family

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April 3, 2013

Girl, you’ll be a woman soon

by Devina

(Albert Lynch (Peruvian artist, 1851-1912) A Young Woman. Via Pinterest, click to see)

Girl child, listen to your mama

Listen to your daddy

You might scream and shout

But more often than not they know

What they’re talking about

Because once upon a time

They were where you are

Young, new, untried and not yet at your prime

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