Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friends

Written For: Real Toads picture prompt,   Poetry Jam - Friends
Linking to:    Poetry Pantry #202

River Kinzig  picture source: with real toads


I sit by the banks of the Kinzig
In quiet contemplation
My mind goes off meandering
To childhood reminiscence 

My friend we laughed at little things
Life carefree in the sun
So many songs we had to sing
Days filled with innocence and fun

The times we chattered whispering
While teacher's voice droned on
The scribbled notes and giggling
Cherished moments long gone

How did time go whizzing by
Our lives now half over
Long ago we wished time would fly
Now we wish it would go slower

I sit by the banks of the Kinzig
In quiet contemplation
I smile as my mind goes meandering
To childhood reminiscence 

~x~




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34 comments:

  1. Ah, it is pleasant sometimes to reminisce about childhood. Your poem made me think about times with childhood friends too. And writing notes while the teacher talked....ha...today kids would be texting. Smiles.

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    1. Thanks Mary. So true the kids today would be texting, but there was something magical about those scribbled notes.

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  2. Wistful in a very sweet way! I enjoyed your memories of childhood friendships. They reminded me of mine. I can totally relate with the idea of wanting to wish time to fly then and wanting to slow it down now.

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    1. Thanks Gabriella. Those childhood days and friendships were so special.

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  3. Aaaah ...I listened to the flow.
    ZQ

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  4. Yes, please, may time slow down now!!!! I enjoyed this poem of reverie.

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    1. Thanks Sherry - yes we so long for time to slow down now - it's going by too fast.

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  5. i love this tranquility when thoughts rise very slowly and take us back to our happy days ...love this beautiful moment of contemplation..

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    1. Thanks Sumana. Those were the days.

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  6. A little nostalgic beauty here...well done, Suzy...beautiful! Thank you for joining the challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks Hannah. It was a great prompt.

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  7. A gentle nostalgia, a smooth flow...that's how this poem felt to me. Very nicely done, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Glad you liked it.

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  8. Beautiful reminisces.Loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Vinodini. Glad you liked it.

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  9. I think this piece is pretty perfectly balanced between nostalgia and reality... Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Ccchampagne for your sweet comment.

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  10. Yes those moments of reflection when we live in the goodness of life.

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    1. Thanks Alan. No point in thinking of the bad times.

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  11. Yes, if only we could slow down time!

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  12. beautiful suzy! loved reading this !

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    1. Thanks Genevive. Glad you liked it.

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  13. How did time go whizzing by
    Our lives now half over
    Long ago we wished time would fly
    Now we wish it would go slower

    Suzy this is so true.
    In my childhood days I wished to grow up fast and felt adulthood would be so fun and now I wished I could be a child again. Beautifully captured feelings.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. That's exactly what I was thinking.

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  14. Beautiful words, Suuzy.. As Kalpana said, wish I could be a child again- carefree and full of life!! :)
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    1. Thanks Shalz. I think we all wish that. :)

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  15. That is so true! When we are small, we want to grow up soon and then once we grow up we begin wishing we could go back to being kids again! :)

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    1. Thanks Bhavya. I remember a time when I couldn't wait to be 18 - those days are long gone!

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