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Ten Again

Some things never skip beyond recollection,
instead, they hover in a secret closet of memories -
innocent moments when we had stopped to sniff...
      both roses and skunk cabbage
just to find out how they earned their names

not sure who won

Too wimpy to become true blood brothers cuz no one
wanted to prick their finger first

Mom took away the broken antenna arms we used
as "Zorro" swords - thanks Mom, we can see better now

Out chasing fireflies - tripping through the dark
   chasing light or

the backyard "tent out"...late and laughing over something
totally silly, as flashlights fought like Flash Gordon on
          the tent ceiling

and parents looked out wishing they were ten again
        as we do now...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 3/22/2019 12:46:00 AM
This is one of those fun poems that magically transport you back to happy childhood memories. Congratulations on your win, Craig!
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Date: 3/21/2019 7:47:00 PM
Back with congratulations! Happy to see this gem honored :)
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Date: 3/21/2019 7:15:00 PM
Craig, this was a delight and brought back hovering memories from my "secret closet" :) A Fav for me. Congratulations on your win on Mile 25 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest. Only 2 contests to go before the final! ~Mark
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:17:00 AM
Fireflies, camping out, laughing about nothing... 10 again! For a moment there, I was. Thank you!
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Date: 12/6/2018 2:37:00 PM
This was really fun Craig. Brought back some memories and I too wish I were 10 again...on some days. :)
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Date: 12/7/2018 9:07:00 AM
Thanks Chris!