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To Be Young

Running in the yard
Splashing in a pool
Squishing mud with toes
Dashing here and there
Playing everywhere.

Dad picked you up
Mom kissed the hurts
Sis hugged your neck
Bub mussed your hair
They loved you much.

What it was
to be young,
Full of life.

No cares,
No strife,


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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Those were the days. I had a happy childhood too, grew up like a weed. Enjoyed mucho. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 3:28:00 PM
    Excellent write the imagery and the message here..wouldn't it be fun to be a child smiles

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Good memories that you share with us..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 2:45:00 PM
    I still like splashing in a my grandchildren.......well written - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Great memories penned Tanya, you should put it in the childhood memories contest luv vie