Crystallised Dreams

Playing ‘happy families’

All afternoon

Talking of our cats

With choir club starting soon

Teddy bear hugs

Riding our bicycles in the sun

Enjoying our green ice pops

With triangular sandwiches for lunch

Sleepovers each weekend

Staying up late

Horror movies too old for us to face

With our crystallised young dreams taking place

Ribbons in our hair

Practicing cartwheels

Mid way in the air

With lavender being added to mud pies

No one ever wanted to try

A compass keeping us from being apart

Trips to the shop when it’s nearly dark

Bags of sweets and magic stars

With only one bottle of coke

Which we both love

Let’s play fair

We can always share


  • Damaged Soul/Kindred Spirit

    This is beautiful Darlin, but if this ol cowboy were to ever attempted a cartwheel you'd have to call an ambulance. It would not be a pretty sight.

    • ShannonXx

      Thank you and haha

    • FredPeyer

      Ah Shannon, the sweet innocence of childhood memories! Beautifully written.

      • ShannonXx

        Yes so true and thank you

      • Michael Edwards

        Heart warming - a lovely poem which evokes nostalgia.

      • malubotelho

        So sweet Shannon. I wish we could go back there sometimes. Even if it was for one day. Thanks for sharing.

        • ShannonXx

          Thank you and me too

        • Kat

          it is a nice reminisce of childhood. I loved it and I remember the days!

        • onepauly

          best one I've seen in a long time you know how to write poetry.

          • ShannonXx

            Aww thank you 😊

          • Goldfinch60

            Good write and wonderful childhood memories of times passed but never forgotten.

            • ShannonXx

              Thank you and yes true

            • Dodger312

              Really good imagery Shannon. Love it.

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