I Used To
I used to dream of marrying one day
a princely man! My soul mate he would be.
I dreamed of visiting lands far away.
That dream I lived! It’s now a memory!
I used to like to kick a ball and run
the bases, ride my purple Sting Ray bike,
skip rope, play tag and other games so fun
which have become the things I USED to like!
I watch my grandson get excited by
a visit to the park, a simple toy. . .
He’s unaware how fast that time can fly
and how - one day - he’ll miss his childhood joy!
And what he’s dreaming, I can too recall. . .
as bliss I found in things when I was small!
Aug. 21, 2015 for the Childhood Dreams Poetry Contest of Silent One
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015
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