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The Wooden Swing Set

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The Wooden Swing Set

Quiet and still now.
The swing occasionally catches the air.
The tire never moves. 
There’s no one there to care.
The jungle gym beside it is played with by squirrels.
The sand box below holds creatures quiet and shy.
Tiny plastic men are lost in the sand deep below.
A metal car is with them, once favorite of them all.
Leaves stir in the clubhouse, with spiders in its loft.
My son hadn’t played with it for a long, long while.
But I hadn’t noticed while he was here running in the house.
And now when I see the Wooden Swing Set…
It’s connects with my empty heart.



A touch of Empty Nest Syndrome brought this poem to me.

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  1. Date: 6/23/2014 7:39:00 AM
    Very beautiful poem about days gone by. Thank God for memories. Although they are sad they also bring back the joy of those times.... Very well crafted, Carol.... Robert.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 4:36:00 AM
    Carol, Congratulations on a winning entry. I am saddened by your poem, but I suppose that was the purpose of all entries in this contest. I suffer your pain in remembering what used to be.... I pray comfort will find you.... Hugs..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:04:00 PM
    Carol. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Very expressive of the that feeling..Congrats on being honor in Andrea's favs...Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 4:12:00 PM
    great write and win Carol...congrats

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 6:07:00 PM
    This was so heartbreakingly sad Carol! It reminded me of how I feel while watching Toy Story 3 (especially the ending). When you're feeling sad and nostalgic just remember... that's why there's grandchildren! Definitely a worthy win!

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Very familiar scene to many....great poem..congratulations

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Carol, Congratulations IN HONOR OF Andrea's favorite POEM contest. *Always & Forever' @->- LINDA -<-@

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Carol, a sweet win~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Shame, Carol. I know exactly where you were when you wrote this. Both my children, a set of pigeon twins, have not only left home but they're living in two different countries and I'm on my ownsome back home. Awesome write and a well-deserved win in Andrea's "fave poem" contest. :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Many congrats my dear friend Carol! This is indeed great and amazing ! I love it & so enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm so touched with this awesome poem of yours. Have a grace-filled day! Love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Beautifully crafted--sort of an outside version of Toy Story! congrats Carol

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 3:47:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery my friend. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:16:00 PM
    this is so touching. I love it. Congrats for your win. gotta fave this one!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Carol, :-) Congratulations ~ Thanks for supporting my "descriptive poem" contest. Always yours truly* Linda

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 10:14:00 AM
    May your heart be filled with gentle memories. Love and Light, Vienna

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:29:00 PM
    this was awesome i loved my swing set.cory

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 10:10:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us today Carol. It was a pleasure to read. Have a wonderful inspiration filled day my friend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 8:17:00 AM
    lovely verse you have artfully penned