No longer 3 Posted on November 18, 2010 by beeblu Image via http://www.sxc.hu You and me, we’re no longer three, am I cracked and fading, a sepia-coloured memory? oceans divide us, and the years… but your mettle burns vivid as the desert ochre, and your voice beats ancient through my heart Rate this:Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
I don’t know about you…but as for me, I play like a kid every chance I get! It makes me feel better. Being an adult 24-7 sucks! Kids have it right…they don’t need grand introductions at the play ground it’s just “Hi what’s your name?…My name is…Let’s play!”
No paranoia or badness just fun for a short while. Luckily I can do this in my own home with someone more my own age…my five year old son and if I am not feeling quite that energetic my eleven year old girl sometimes does not mind my intrusions into her space(for now).
So…Don’t make that doll sit and watch you go by…take it down and play!(just don’t let the neighbors catch you…they’ll have you committed!) 🙂
Ha ha – I kept all my dolls for years in a chest as I couldn’t bear to throw them out but eventually had a bit of a ruthless cleanout – still have one or two though…It’s great that your children inspire you to keep in touch with your inner child, 2zpoint (even if it does lead to a few injuries :-))
LOL! I’m limpin’ and Grinnin’!
I love this backward glance down memory lane… Beautifully understated!
Thanks, Adeeyoyo. It’s a bit of catharsis 🙂
This is wonderful, Bluebee – beautiful words with such emotional power
Thanks, Monica 🙂
Lovely poem 🙂
Thanks, Gabrielle 🙂
Wow- ‘mettle’ and ‘desert ochre’- not your run-of-the-mill images; makes me feel the intensity in the poem. Relationships leave their mark on us, even if the contact fades over the years.
This definitely left me with a lingering feeling. Powerful stuff.
Thanks for the valued feedback on your emotional response to this poem. As you say, relationships leave indelible marks and the greate differences in the imagery that we spontaneously equate with each can be quite revealing.
A simple but resonant poem. And the simplicity carries it well.
Enjoyed it a lot~
Thank you, Lady Nyo.
Such beautiful words my friend! Love it so 😀 xx
Thanks, Chloe 😀
super cute poem..
Have a good Thanks giving Bluebee. I’m Thankful for you and your words…They give me a grin now and then!
Thanks very much for the good wishes and comments. I have enjoyed your blog, too this year and admire your spirit and sense of humour in the face of adversity. I hope you and your family have a joyful Thanksgiving – we don’t celebrate it down here in the Antipodes, but are nevertheless celebrating the advent of summer and the approach of the silly season. 🙂 bb.
I like how you packed so much into this simple poem.
Thanks for the comments, Artswebshow. bb