Poems & Essays

21 Nov

-innocence

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We put on fairy wings
and took off our shoes.
We laid in the grass
and talked about clouds.
We watered the flowers
you called our friends,
and we danced to Nirvana
with the bees about our heads.

Sometimes life can be so full
it hurts
and you keep reminding me
you’ll get
bigger
bigger
bigger
as you giggle at the dandelions
tickling your feet.

Just a little
longer
longer
longer,
I whisper in your wings,
I call out to the clouds,
I beg of these blades
as I catch you in midstride,
and that laugh
that laugh
that laugh
stops time.

 

Lynne Reeder has earned her Masters in Creative Writing from Wilkes University as well as completed a year-long workshop on novel writing through her local council for the arts. She’s had multiple short stories and poems published and currently holds the title of Poet Laureate for her hometown, and has done all of this while being a passionate full-time high school English teacher.

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  1. Liz

    December 1, 2016 at 2:58 am

    This is beautiful! Thank you for reminding me of the innocence of precious little ones.

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