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Below is the poem entitled TOYSHOP WINDOW GAZING which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A wooden castle with windows and a drawbridge wide
Which could hold a regiment of toy soldiers inside
And a turret with a big red dome  -
No point in even asking to take it home

Then, each time we passed the toy shop
I just had to slow and stop
And muse and wish achingly without relief  -
But it was never going to be my boyhood fief.

Now,  my kids don’t stop there to muse
But chisel, saw, and screws  I  use  -
The toyshop now is closed for trade
Instead I’ve cut and glued and made

That wooden castle for them 
And doll-house, puppets,cars, and  farm
And sailing boats and planes and  things
Like  tree house, stilts,  and garden swings.

Absence of a small toy leaves heart unfulfilled
And makes big boy hands much more skilled.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2013 1:59:00 PM
    i love the ending, which ties it all together quite beautifully!