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Wasting Time

The winds are picking up out of the east
Large billowing clouds begin to move on shore
Like giant balloons at a Macy’s Day Parade
They begin to take shape
And our imaginations get the better of us
There’s Dumbo, that big gray one lumbering overhead
There’s a fish or is it a snake?
We lay there our backs against the windshield
Hoping time never stops
Wanting the memories to last forever
A fantasy that never pops

The wind is getting gusty now
It’s about to rain on our parade
The creatures have turned into a dark line
Edging upon our dreams of time
Closer now time will stop
As the rain comes down
We run for cover of the car
Inside we smile and laugh
For what seemed like a waste of time
Was never spent so well

Copyright © Stephen Kilmer

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:38:00 AM
    Wow. I see both imagination and reality in this one. Thankfully we will always have those cherished memories to give us some hope when the dark gloomy clouds loom above. But sometimes a good rain is good. This poem is gooder than good I'll tell you that much! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:02:00 PM
    "Clouds as big as giant balloons... a fantasy that never pops" Full of clever and descriptive coreography combined with with a deep sensitivity. I like the romantic quality of this one :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/30/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was thinking about young lovers laying with their minds so open. And how good it feels to be that free. You as always got it. thanks ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Lot to remember.....nice poem :) A~D

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/26/2013 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Memories are what drives life. thanks A~D for taking the time to read and comment.~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Hello Stephen, I think I am impressed on how you compared the clouds moving in to one of my most precious event. Macy’s Day Parade,, yes the giant balloons... never stop. You are correct on the imagination... How these memories to last forever. sorry the event was spoiled for you... thank you for sharing this one... Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/26/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda, As always I appreciate your comments and welcome your critiques. Thank you for taking the time to read my work.~Kilmer