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A Kid At Heart

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A Kid At Heart

I wish I could watch Saturday morning cartoons in my pajamas.
Or be able to hold a teddy bear, when a storm frightens me.
I want to chew pink bubble gum, and blow bubbles as big as my head.
And, eat an entire bowl of ice cream without thinking about calories.

I just want to go roller-skating, or play hopscotch, or jump rope again.
How I long to go outside and build a snowman or a sandcastle.
I would love to sit on a swing, or a teeter-totter, and go down a slide.
Or to print my name with crayons and bring color to my world.

I want to believe in Santa Claus, again, or that reindeer can fly.
I'd love to put on a costume and go trick or treating on Halloween night.
I wish I could believe in magic and unicorns, leprechauns and mermaids.
Or believe that I can fly away to fairy tale lands with pixie dust.

I want to blow out the candles on my birthday cake,
knowing my wish will come true.
I want to think that the scariest thing in life is the monster under the bed.
And, the worst thing that can happen
is having to go back to school after summer vacation.

Who says I can't?

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 5:40:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, maybe I'm one of the lucky ones after all. Due to things that happened at my birth I don't have to worry to much about losing my inner child. I really liked this one. I don't feel so bad when I see there are people who would like to keep a hold of their child self. You let the child heart sing out and Its words bounce across the page. As Dave says Kelly, we don't have to lose our child self. I enjoyed the read. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/4/2014 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Mike, Thank you for your kind comments. They are always appreciated...I really like what Dave said in his comment. No one is forcing us to let go of our inner child. But, sometimes they seem to just get lost to us, as we grow up. I will always be a kid at heart, and it is nice to know that I'm not the only one! :)
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 6:01:00 PM
    Nobody! We can decide to keep our childlike wonder and awe.. We let it go because we think we have to.. We don't. I won't!! Awesome poem!!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/17/2014 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I won't, either! Thank you for stopping by to read this poem of mine. I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Dave! :)
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:34:00 PM
    Congratulations Kelly... always~ SKAT

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/18/2014 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, SKAT! I always appreciate your kindness and thank you for taking the time to read my poems. :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 11:20:00 AM
    you captured the essence of childhod. Love it love it!! congrats on your win.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/20/2014 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This really was a fun poem to write. Thank you very much for stopping by with such kind words, Andrea!
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:07:00 PM
    I love it and yes you can!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/16/2014 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Richard! I appreciate you stopping by to read this poem of mine. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:38:00 AM
    Inspiring thoughts to give up something to relive and congrats on the fine win, Kelly

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Oh, so very nicely written Kelly, I like you will never stop being a child at heart, beautiful read, my friend....Peter

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:32:00 PM
    Kelly, If you can find 'Obsession' and/or 'Nightscapes' (both longer pieces), in my repertoire, you might enjoy them. Thanks (in anticipation!) Keith

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Such delightful reminiscences! As long as you can imagine unicorns or leprechauns, they will always be real to YOU, and who's to say they don't exist in some dimension or another... it's clear to me that you'll always be a child at heart... me too. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 12:06:00 AM
    wonderful poem Kelly, I for sure believe in all the unseen things <3

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:48:00 PM
    so cute and honest. gives the reader a sense of innocence and being young again. good job

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Nostalgia is the fruit of daydreams. It is sometimes sweet and sometimes bitter. You put things within reach of the reader to grab and identify as if it were their own. Another one I wrote that follows the same theme is "Fireside Reverie." I think you will like it.... Kelly, one poem of mine I would like you to comment on is "Ballad of Sammy Taylor." It's about a boy in Vietnam. I wrote it as a Memorial Day tribute.... I think it is one of my best works..... Hugs to ya..... Jake

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
    A very nice poem you have created there, beautiful memories of childhood; thanks for sharing Kelly, I enjoyed....Peter

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 10:25:00 AM
    A very inspiration poem that took me back in time. A lovely and enjoyable experience to read :)