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The large blue swing

It was really a simple thing
Four chains holding a large plank 
Suspended from the ceiling
A big blue swing

Summer at its peak
Heat touching 45 degrees
Cousins all crammed up 
On a large blue swing

Listening to granny’s stories
The distant fan slowly whirring
Laughing and giggling at nothing 
On a large blue swing

Plate in hand my brother would sit at its end
Pretending to drive an airplane
Never knew planes did not have steering
On the large blue swing

Sometimes when no one was around
I’d sit on it with outstretched hands
Barely touching both its ends yet feeling like a queen
On a large blue swing

With my favourite cousin sometimes I’d sit
Munching hot salted peanuts
Pouring out our deepest secrets 
On a large blue swing

At noon in granny’s lap I’d lie
And listen to her lullaby
Soon asleep, without a worry in life
On a large blue swing

Like the swing her hopes never ran high
She spoke to me of days gone by
Looking beautiful, despite a toothless smile
On a large blue swing.

Today it is no more there
With grandma it slowly passed away
But memories still remain 
On the large blue swing.

Copyright © Afroze Ali

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Returning to this one. I just have to FAVE it.

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 7:14:00 AM
    This was a beautiful memory for you. That is what they are there for, too turn around and write a marvelous poem about them years later!

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:54:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your heartwarming!

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:09:00 AM
    What beautiful memories you are blessed with and we are blessed to hear. Love and Light, Vie. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 10:36:00 AM
    Congrats Afroze on your big win...lovely poem.

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 10:17:00 AM
    What a sweet poem. Congratulations on your well-deserved second placement in Paula's contest. Well done, Afroze. :))

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 4:50:00 AM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest of Paula,Afroze

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    Date: 7/10/2011 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Dr. Ram, I'm sure you have such a swing in your ancestral home. these large swings are called KHATLI and are common in a lot of old Gujrati houses.
  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:00:00 AM
    Beautiful memories, Many congrats on your SUPER WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 10:58:00 PM
    how nostalgic, afroze..engrossing... happy thumbs up to you on your stunning win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 10:57:00 PM
    engrossing... happy thumbs up to you on your stunning win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Ali in Paula's "Childhood Memory" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 7:19:00 AM
    beautiful poem...sweet childhood memories :)