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Popsicle Day Dream

I've been writing poems for three years now. I didn't write any before that. I just found a notebook from 20 years ago and this poem was in it. Evidently I wrote one poem for my kids back then, they were eight then. 

I’d like to fly on and orange popsicle, Up in the sky until it turns to trickle. I’d zoom it up then turn it around, And wave to the kids down on the ground. They’d talk about what they’d see, Two orange halves and one chilly me. They’d envy me for sitting on top, They’d wish to fly their very own pop. With tongues they’d catch my orangey drips, Then they would smack their new orange lips. The big yellow sun would play his tricks, And I’d be left with only the sticks. I would fall through the clear blue sky, But I’ll not worry and I’ll tell you why. With sticks on my feet like a skier I’d land, Then slide home safely on the soft sea sand. I think that next I’ll visit the grassy sea floor, That is, I believe, what the red ones are for.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2011 6:46:00 PM
    Nice your kids have such a creative Dad. Your popsickle rhyme brings back memories of drips and orange lips with cooly sips!

  1. Date: 11/3/2011 12:33:00 PM
    I have got a goofy smile on my face right now, Tony! I really enjoyed this and somehow thought of Dr. Seuss! This would make for a cool children's book I think :D btw-- that's so cool that you have twins!! I have one ;)

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 3:51:00 AM
    dripping with fun and gaiety; your words paint much joy!.. can i have the orange one, daddy??:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 4:52:00 PM
    Wow, I liked purple ones best. Savin' this one for the grand generation not yet sprung.. Way awesome, Tony, thanks muchly~N

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 2:30:00 PM
    first this is random but i clicked on your name to read a poem while eating a popsicle and the title of your poem was "Popsicle Day Dream" How ironic (: haha anyways wonderful piece!!! i really enjoyed this.

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 10:05:00 AM
    LOL, great fun, Tony

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Imaginative and sweet, Tony. Stopped by to say I read your ponderous comment to my tirade. My blast was only at one poet, a Jeffry Cohan, who beseiged the postings list with a bunch of poems with meany titles including:" it gets tedious trying to teach you half-wit poets how to write something of substance" I know I SHOULD have acted like a better, more mature person, but dangit, I just let 'er rip! :-) I'll be back to myself tonight. Promise ;-) Cheers, Cyndi

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 9:06:00 AM
    I guess you had talent back then too. What fortunate kids to have had a dad like you, I hope they inherited your imagination dear one, hugs to warm your day, vie.

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    Date: 10/31/2011 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jessica is a professional artist and Ian is managing a Starbucks. Both are very happy. They are twins.
  1. Date: 10/31/2011 8:38:00 AM
    Love it as usual. You really are a strange person with a wonderful mind, or is it a wonderful person with a strange mind?x