Round and Round #children #poetry #death


round and round

In the wink of an eye

a splash in the pond

a squint at the sky

and you’ll be gone

*

streaming tail of a kite

your first goodnight kiss

college degree you might

so many things you’ll miss

*

up down your merry-go round  ride

look not ahead

as you swim against the tide

trying to ignore the end

*

mix the water-color glass

muddied against the  world

some dreams will come to pass

life’s banners won’t  fully unfurl

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There are children who are born with defective organs or who contract  incurable diseases.

The merry-go round ride for them is short but no less spirited.

St. Judes just one place where children can get help.

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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11 Comments

  1. There is sadness and a great sense of the positive within your words. Some kids do get the short straw through no fault of their own. You have written this so very well.

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    1. Ive had two close friends who needed heart transplants as teens – both died within two years. But their lives were so vibrant. As a nurse, I worked in the department with chronic school age children – painful to watch life shortened by illness.

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  2. Children are innocent beings and it’s amazing to see how they live their lives with this innocence and full heartedly. They are mini packs filled with life in them. They teach a great deal about life to us.

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  3. new courses
    sorrows left in the waves
    life’s sloop
    __Often, ’tis best to learn… while we watch the heartful faces as they look toward their next close-hauled tack.

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