Featured Poem: Stay for Awhile

Patricia J. Dennis
Santa Clara County Branch, California

 

A mansion set back
White pillars standing tall

 

Framed by trees guarding all
Luscious greens so alive
Glistening clean after the rain
Sweet aroma of flowers fill the air

 

There is a swing
Do we dare
Sit and stay for awhile

 

Remembering when as a child 
We could swing forever 
And get lost in the
Sky

 

Head thrown back

 

Air blowing through our hair
Letting go of the worries 
Soaring through the air

 

Hearts full of promise
On our way to tomorrow

 

Comments

  1. Janet Fagal says

    Oh the wonderful memories of swinging and swinging, pumping our feet, feeling the breeze and watching the sky. Thanks for helping me to remember. And your last two lines say it all, “hearts full of promise/ On our way to tomorrow.” To think we have our whole lives ahead of us and have potential and opportunity. We are blessed and lucky. I enjoyed your poem, Patricia.

  2. Barb Whitmarsh NLAPW says

    WHEN I READ THIS POEM I FELT LIKE I WAS TEN AND ON THE PARK SWING
    LOVING EVERY MOMENT.
    NICE PIECE.

  3. You swept us up and let us fly in more ways than one, Patricia. So beautifully crafted. Thank you!

  4. Sara Etgen-Baker says

    I appreciate the emotions you evoked with your poem. I fondly remember my days of swing amongst the branches watching the world fly by. Magical.

  5. Barbara Routen says

    Patricia, I love your poem! I can see the place and feel the sensation of swinging as I read your words. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Patricia, You paint a lovely picture, very detailed, and make the reader feel exactly what you wrote. Very enjoyable!