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we sat silently on the porch

I was outta breath from running
children ran in those days
some of us would wait on the porch for the sky to stop

I was wearing a light blue jacket
you were on my arm 
we watched the sun calculate its position
and the sound of the pretzel man returning

watching you on my arm watching me


digging up the bones of birds I buried last week
carrying my clipboard 
of the newly planted trees
who's leaves were stars

I had markers, pens, pencils and chalk

all the time

I was so thin then
when the days of our lives would drag on
and the gravity of summers would destroy time passing

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  1. Date: 1/21/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Congrats, Robert! Great poem. It takes me back to a simpler time. I was born in 1972 and remember when children played outside, exploring and using their imaginations. No computers or video games! Like you, I could be outside for hours just discovering the world. Kids today miss out on that kind of freedom. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Blessings, Rhonda :)

    sciasci Avatar robert sciasci
    Date: 1/22/2012 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks! Rhonda :)
  1. Date: 1/18/2012 3:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win :)

    sciasci Avatar robert sciasci
    Date: 1/18/2012 4:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Robert. Love, Carol P.S. you can find the featured poets down the center of PoetrySoup Homepage. There are 4 pages of them this week and you can click and read and leave comments to the other poets. The poems are changed around each day giving your poem more exposure. The poems are up from Sunday to the next Sunday

    sciasci Avatar robert sciasci
    Date: 1/17/2012 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh wow thats great Thanks!!
  1. Date: 1/15/2012 10:04:00 PM
    I am fortunate to have read this one today! The year BEFORE I was born (1976), but still, I DiG IT!

    sciasci Avatar robert sciasci
    Date: 1/16/2012 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 10:58:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your poem. Superb, nostaligic details and imagery....and as it has already been mentioned below, that last line is very powerful and a perfect clincher~Chris

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 7:52:00 AM
    lovely write