Friday, May 13, 2011

Childhood









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My six words are:
My Childhood Was A Wonderful Adventure



Childhood

Once upon a time…when I was very small
I ventured out… all on my own and taught myself to crawl

And then I learned to stand alone…and take a step or two
Falling down…then getting up and starting life anew

I was brave when I was small…and went from walk to run
And then I learned to skip and play in the California sun

I also liked the drizzly skies when it began to rain
I’d splash in all the puddles…and sing a sweet refrain

I loved my little swing set… where I would swing each day
I’d climb upon the monkey bars and hang, and spin, and sway

The backyard was my haven…where I felt safe from fear
And this was my adventure land where magic would appear

My brother was there with me and we were quite a pair
We’d lull away the hours without a single care

Mom would spread a blanket upon the thick, green grass
And bring out yummy sandwiches, and milk in a tall glass

Sometimes we’d take a little nap…when our lunch was done
And turn a golden color as we lay there in the sun

We’d see a roly-poly bug all rolled up in a ball
Or try to catch a butterfly as it landed on the wall

I also liked the lady bugs and I’d hold them in my hands
And brother made a wooden gun to shoot his rubber bands

Sometimes we’d let our neighbor friends join in our special play
And we’d play games like chase, and tag, and hide and seek all day

We’d come inside for supper, take a bath, and off to bed
Where deep sleep quickly claimed us… and dreams danced in our heads

Summer time was very special, but we liked our school days too
And day by day the years slipped by and suddenly we grew

Now I find I’m 60, re-living...once upon a time
And loving every minute of it... in my aging mind

Written by Linda Hogeland
May 2011


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26 comments:

Joyeful said...

This is so beautiful :) It brought back many memories of my own childhood--so carefree and full of adventure. Roly polys and swing sets, adventuring in the backyard...Lovely, Linda!

Jeanie said...

Very well written Linda, and such sweet memories of that "once upon a time".

Karin said...

Oh, how I love going down memory lane! What a sweet place - hopefully! Very lovely poem! Blessings!

Grandma Becky said...

I love this post. I enjoyed living in the country and there are many memories.
I had thoughts today of how I am getting older but that doesn't mean I have to let my dreams die. I only have one life to live on this earth and I just as well enjoy it. I was able to find a camera today that I wanted and it's at a sale price I can't refuse. So tomorrow it will be mine and I will enjoy more photography with new technology and open a whole new world of fun for me with my dream come true camera. Then when I leave this earth I will enjoy heaven even more because there will be no tears and we will be whole and enjoying the presence of God! Have a good weekend!

I Am Not Superwoman said...

Such a sweet poem. Ohh the memories! Have a great weekend!

Sailor's Valentine said...

That was such a wonderful poem. :)

Stephanie M. Hasty said...

as always i love this poem. it has made me remember so much! have fun on your saturday, hopefully getting to make more 'children's' memories! :D

Kathryn said...

I'm not 60 yet, but i do remember things almost poignantly, and it is hard to find words to describe them. Thank you for your poem. :)

Thank you, too, for sharing at my blog. I didn't realize the struggles you have, too.

AudreyO said...

I love thinking back and thinking of special times. My grandmother has been gone many years now, but I love remembering my time with her, the things she taught me etc.

Kasi said...

I too had a wonderful childhood :) (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday!)

Becca said...

Childhood was pretty great...wonderful poem! :)

Guiding Light said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I enjoyed your post and love your blog! I am now following you. Blessings!

Verna said...

Thanks for visiting my daughter's blog and leaving that lovely note to her.

I love coming over to your blog and reading what you have written.

Love ya sister in Christ,
Verna

Lyn said...

What wonderful memories and thank you for sharing. And thank you too for dropping by my Blog and leaving a comment.

Kylie said...

Very sweet. What great memories to have. Great six words, poem and photo.

songskatesang said...

Very, very bautiful!!

Malena said...

Lovely Linda--Loved your poem--relate to all you've written! Grateful to God that you somehow found my blog. My husband & I prayed for u just now, & I'm praying for your grandson, too. Just as soon as I can do it, I shall definitely become your follower! Malena

Regan Family Farm said...

Thanks for visiting, Linda. You and Lynnette have been such an inspiration to us here at the farm. Beautiful poem...
Kathy

Lynnette Kraft said...

I love reading all of your sweet, nostalgic poems. :) I always find myself in a dreamy state when I'm done reading. I love watching my little people make those sweet memories too. (And I have many of my own!)

Love,
Nettie

Prairiemaid said...

Linda, thank you for stopping by and for praying for little Ellianna. You are appreciated.

Love your post and your poem.

May your week be blessed!

Cheryl

Deb said...

Oh, I love this....made me stop and remember a lot of my own childhood. I'm not far behind you at 56!!! HOPE you have a great day and week!

edshunnybunny said...

What beautiful childhood memories you have! Those were the days, weren't they?!

Monica said...

That is a beautiful poem! :)
We like to try to give our kids lots of opportunities for making sweet memories to enjoy later in life, or when the road gets rough.
Such a blessing to have those happy times to remember! :)
Thank you for sharing! It is lovely!
Blessings!
~Monica

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Linda, this is such a sweet poem! You should be a writer!

Thank you for your nice comments on my bookcases...Have a great day! Kristen

RonJoeWhite 'aka' TheOldGeezer said...

What a great poem! I can sure relate to once upon a time...

Deanna said...

sweet sweet memories...childhood memories full of pleasure and happiness.
A wonderful blessing.
I thank God for my childhood...my life was so sweet and as I grow older I embrace the good.
Love you, Linda!
May you have a great wk-end,
d