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Once a child…
The thought elicits a slight    warm smile
And I sit   falling back   for a while

Metamorphosis is gradual
Yet    when clearing is realized -
      what a strange revelization of self
With easy   ignorant    aspirations –
That so small  self
Being molded       shaped

Recognition is quick…   but  
Content?...    Happy? …   Angry?...    Sad?
What makes me tick?

Mainly    well at least partially
It must be expectations,,,   expectations?

And all the developed conflicts surface
Flood my imagination…    imagination?
Oh   I was a dreamer
A prestidigitator 
Of scenarios

With no thought of reality
(Reality contains an element of hope
Hope is universal) (Everyone knows that)

Coming – to
I shake my head
A head filled with chaos
I was a happy child
Now thanking God
For childhood innocence

Dave Austin


Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 9/2/2017 7:48:00 PM

    Daver, I found out today, Sept. 2, you are gone now, but reading this again, I think how you were only two months from death when you wrote this. I hope you are looking down on me and your friends now as we remember you. You have returned to your place of innocence, my dear friend. Rest in Peace. Love, Andrea
  1. Date: 8/2/2017 6:40:00 AM

    Hi Daver it's been years since I've been on the soup. Thought I would see if I could find some old friends . So happy to see you still writing here . I really did enjoy this poem. The depth of the artist comes out in you in this one too. Well done and meditative. God bless you my friend. Much love Bob d
  1. Date: 7/10/2017 5:23:00 PM

    Oh brilliant daver, the innocence of childhood, yes we all needed that.
  1. Date: 7/9/2017 6:05:00 PM

    Hello Daver, a lot of a lot in your rumanative reflective write done really right, an easy flow of raw naive propensity, re-viewed by the seasoned Latter self... And may I add with much for the set man to glean, as the learning curve re-curves Allowing you to carve this piece.' I hope all's well & God bless..)
  1. Date: 6/17/2017 4:51:00 PM

    WoW! you have turned what we think about into words. Awesome imagery you weaved up there. going to favs :)
  1. Date: 5/26/2017 12:19:00 PM

    "Metamorphosis is gradual", as with baking bread or caterpillar chrysalis . Since you are not stale, crusty, nor a pupa, you are surely the butterfly, Daver!! Some chaos can be brushed away or crushed, as annoying nits & gnats. Myself, I am finally rid of the pests.:)) Keep well, stay safe, think of you often, love, Mikki
  1. Date: 4/2/2017 11:01:00 AM

    Very nice ink
  1. Date: 4/1/2017 6:46:00 PM

    I am most happy for imagination, for with the imaginative mind anything is possible. I enjoyed the rendezvous with Time Daver. Children really are the joy of this world. 7 ; )
  1. Date: 4/1/2017 10:33:00 AM

    LOVE this one, Daver. The ending is perfectly charming! I thank God for the innocence I once had too!!