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Below is the poem entitled Childhood which was written by poet Dave Timperley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Run barefoot thro' the park,
Dare to stay out after dark.
Kick up a storm of Autumn leaves,
Watch the birds nest in the eaves.

Go skinny dipping in the brook,
Climb a tree to test your pluck.
Race thro' woods in dead of night,
Look for fairies in pale moonlight.

Watch the trains thunder down the track,
See the smoke belch from its stack.
Peer down the dark tunnel up ahead,
Here there be dragons we fear and dread.

Witches fly across the moon,
Casting spells riding on a broom.
Don't let them see or lest you'll be,
Turned into a toad for all to see.

Run fast, run fast,
Get home at last.
Ragged breath from heaving chest,
Safe and sound at mothers breast.

Happy now, sat by her chair,
Your not a meal in the dragons lair.
Boys and girls play out at night,
Trying to be brave but full of fright

Mother has called me in for bed,
A welcome drink and toasted bread.
It's the end of the day,
For a sleepy head.

© Dave Timperley 2012

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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Awesome,,, I have a lot of those memories ;} have a great day , saving to fav's ;}

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 6/11/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah! those halyon days gone by. I would be happy just to run now, barefoot or otherwise! Thanks for your comments Debbie. God Bless. D,
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 3:11:00 AM
    Childhood Memories ..... safe and well .... time passes too quickly Dave. - Your poem made me go back many years ... to my childhood. - Like this poem very well, thank you Dave. - Wish you a nice day - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 11/29/2012 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by Anne Lise, nice to hear from you and get your comments. God Bless. Dave.