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The Red Wagon

When I was a 6 or 7 old boy,
my mother bought me a red wagon.

I loved this wagon.
I would pulled my friends in it.
I imaged I was a bus driver.

My friends would line up
at designated street corners,
and I would pick them up.

Too many kids would want
to join in on the fun,
and I was too stupid to say no.

I would pulled when my red wagon,
was stuffed with fat and little ones.

I would get tired but I never 
turned any children away.

I loved  making the other kids
happy. I still do that today but
with reservations.

I want to make my friends and
family happy, I wish I could take theirs
and my own problems away,
and that we can pile up in some
red plane or red boat or a red car
and forget about it all.

But, none of us are children anymore
and my red wagon is too over wrought
to even carry me.

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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Mel, i miss them red wagon days. Thank you for sharing, I truly enjoyed stopping by to read your poem. Take Care and smile a lot today :-) I know I sure am :-) :-) Always & Forever PD

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:22:00 AM
    A great write and very enjoyable read Mel. Love, Carol