Reading or Swinging

Written by: Russell Sivey

Reading a book on a swing Not paying attention to the desire To lift off the ground and sway Only the words of the book are heard The swing lay fathomless Not to be confused with the story She sees just the lines in the book Not the destination the swing brings Slowly the swing begins to move And the book starts to lose its pull The motion of the swing begins to rock And the child loses interest in the book The swing wins the battle of wills For the child loves a swing More than the words of a good story Any day, the swing will be victorious And the giggles and laughs will fly Fly from the heights of the swing As the motion moves quickly now And the book lies near the feet Of a typical child
Russell Sivey