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Old Excuses

To view this dawn through fading dreams,   
Aware of silver feet upon the roof
Eaves shiver wet, excuses spring
With murmured sounds, my reasons scheme

To burrow down and doze aloof
Remembering, now, a distant place
A childhood bed, the warm embrace
I stretch my arms with no regrets

And see that place...and rainbows, yet
From crayons of time, I can't forget
I loved the rain upon the grass 
Beyond the margins framed inside.
A sense of time with mute caress,
Will find the place my soul resides
I'm still a child, and so it goes
I'll play outside in rain drenched dress

I'll dance and play in soggy clothes
With sticky mud between my toes
My one excuse to stay in bed
          to dream,....and turn my childhood loose

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Carrie, congrats...SKAT

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Love it so much! Congratz on your win too! I won also!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Loved it Carrie, congrats ....Seren

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your win xxx

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Excellent as always Carrie. How near we all are to that small child within. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Carrie, , nice to see you on Susan's winning list... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Yes we can be anyone in our dreams. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Congratulations, my friend...not surprised at all...wish I could make excuses like that! - Tim

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Beautifully written Carrie! Childhood memories ought to be revisited alot just to keep adulthood in perspective. Very well penned! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:22:00 AM
    This is an absolutely stunning write! I'm faving this one. "Crayons of time" - I LOVE this. Congratulations on a fabulous win!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Congratulation Carrie I hate staying in bed lol xx

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Love this!!Very poetic indeed.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:28:00 PM
    this is the most poetic of the "excuses" poems I have seen to date. How I wish I'd thought to do it this way. You made excuses so dreamy!!

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Oh my,'ve done it again...blown me away...Sometimes I 'meditate' to relax...I often go back to my childhood memories...if I do it just right, the scenes are unbelievably vivid...I am actually THERE...feeling the exact feelings I felt then...pretty cool...Happy New Year, dear friend - Tim

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:24:00 PM
    a sure winner here, Carrie. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else). Congrats on all your wins, my friend : )