Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A day at the park

Since April is National Poetry Month, here is my poem celebrating all those smiling faces at the park on beautiful spring days.

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Shades of sunflowers
color through corkscrew slide
as sneaker climbers rush
to tackle playground peak.

Flying ponytails and crooked caps
zoom past mama's eyes
as ball chasers zigzag
to get that last kick.

Pendulum swings creak
away with stretched legs
as flying adventurers
soar through a blue horizon.

Sitting on a bench at a playground brings you right back to those childhood days filled with laughter and fun. Though I have to admit, I don't get the chance to sit too often because I have to watch my playground acrobats closely. Band-aids in hand, even I go down the twisty slide sometimes. The kids would love it if I got stuck in the slide! That would be a sight for those parents on the bench.

27 comments:

Joanne said...

Nice poem here ... I like the visual of the swings, there's something so timeless about that, bringing me back to sweet summer days.

Mommy's Nintendo said...

I also liked the creaking pendulum swing image. Very nice. A very colorful poem. And I thought your paragraph after the verse was incredibly poetic too!

A. K. said...

Very creative.. Love it!

Mommy T said...

Awesome poem. Made me think about the times ahead with my little man....band aids in hand for sure as he starts playing. Great start to the challenge.

T Rex Mom said...

I definitely feeling like I at the part - flying ponytails and spinning caps. The park is so much more fun with a little one (I love going down the slide!)

H.K. said...

Every time you write a poem, I can visualize what is happening! This was a poem that brought a smile to my face and brings back memories of my "little guy" in the playground.

Dani said...

Did you write this about the playground at PPP? I hadn't gotten inspired by that one yet, but then again, it helps to open up the comments and read what others wrote. Great poem...you've inspired me to try. :) haha and I loved the comment about getting stuck... that would definitely be a sight to see! :)

rightonmom said...

Yes, do not go into those McDonald's indoor slides-I almost got stuck once. Very uncomfortable.

Lovely poem, felt like I was there!

Marty said...

"Flying ponytails and crooked caps
zoom past mama's eyes"

This is a beautiful image...

Lois Lane II said...

You are so talented! I couldn't write poetry if my life depended on it!

Viv said...

Poem was good but the vision of a parent stuck in the slide while you hear a firetruck siron in the background rushing to save you was better!!! HEHEHE.. SORRY!

CDB said...

I was just thinking, "man, how great would it be to SIT at the playground?!" Then understood.

Great poem, I enjoyed it! Good to know april is poetry month.

Viv said...

Be sure and get back to me if you do pull one on him and let me know what he said! LOL!! My husband thinks its "sexy" when I do something techy without his help!! lol!!!!

Juliet Colors said...

Lovely. :-)

Gerri said...

A day at the park does sound like fun!

Teri said...

I miss going to the swing sets with my kids. Hmm, I think I just figured out an activity for spring break.

Jen said...

great poem. I am totally there with you.

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Fantastic poem! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a little comment love!

Femin Susan said...

Great poem.(and fascinating.)
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.Feel free to visit again.
Keep posting........

The Write Girl said...

What a treat...you wrote a poem.
I love the last line: "as flying adventurers
soar through a blue horizon." I enjoyed the poem. : )

Michelle said...

Ahhh... the hope of spring. Sadly, it's still hope here, but the visuals are great!

judith ellis said...

Oh, very nice! I just smiled the biggest smile.

Creativity!! said...

Superb Poem:) Loved it:) Thanks a Lot for sharing such a beautiful Heart Touching Poem:)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Loved the poem septembermom, I had to smile when you wrote about going down the slide as my grandchildren hide their eyes as I go down the slide.
Thanks for the visit, much appreciated.

Yvonne.

kel said...

Great poem! YOu've got some talent girl!

Heather said...

My favorite sound is my kids giggling and it usually occurs at the playground. Loved the poem.

Tagged you in my post today.

Jenners said...

Love it!