Get Your Premium Membership

At the Beach with Elizabeth

I wish my granddaughter paper dolls: "Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose," circa 1940s. I wish her pick-up sticks of rainbow colors, or a rubber ball, Say, and its metallic jacks. I wish her a Monopoly board, lots of property---rows of dominoes as black as the hearts of those bad boys who ran away. "I wish, I wish, with all my heart," says E. with wave of good witch Glinda's starry wand, while I ask Bring Elizabeth back that heartless pack who would not let her play.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 11/25/2011 8:57:00 AM
It amazes me how i could be here on soup for the past year, yet never read your poems, this your first on soup, what an introduction. awesome stuff. harry
Login to Reply
Date: 4/11/2009 6:11:00 AM
I've reached the end of your list of poetry, finally, the end list of one of the best poets I've had the pleasure of reading. Nola, you are one very classy lady. I can hardly wait for your next opus. Love, daver
Login to Reply