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Friday, March 13, 2015

Short stint

 
Not so long ago
Your head fit in my palm
 
I look again today
My hands are normal
Far from gargantuan
 
I think I blinked
The customary forty winks
 
Where did time go
Was I enshrined
In suspended animation
 
Is the time continuum
Inflated exponentially
 
Age is just a number
While I stop tallying mine
You accumulate digits to yours

8 comments:

  1. When I held my oldest in my hands for the first time after she was born, she cooed like the tiniest of birds... where did the years go. Nicely said.

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  2. This is superb. Such a well-worded testimony to the passage of time and its resulting effects.

    "I think I blinked
    The customary forty winks"

    Perfect.

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  3. A wonderful memory.. and bittersweet in all those years gone by..

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  4. Beautiful piece - I have a little daughter who is about two and half years now, and everyday watching her grow is so much fun. Loved your writing.

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  5. Ah, age is just a number. We do need to remember that! I enjoyed your poem.

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  6. Funny how the spirit of the child can grow older while the spirit of the parent grows younger.. truly youth is a state of spirit in mind.. as the young become old and the old become young..:)

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  7. Where do the years go indeed. How can my tiny babies be adults in their own right with children of their own?
    Anna :o]

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  8. That tiny head that used to fit in your hand...what a lovely and sweet memory. Years go too quickly. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

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