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Growing Up!

New Life...

New Life…

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Emboldened by his mother’s touch,
The timid lad arose;
Abandoning his childhood crutch,
He teetered on his toes –
Then struck a manly pose!

© Meanderings 2015

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In Passing…..

Declining....

Declining….

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Thoughts of yester year’s delight
In our childhood dawn,
Fade with fast approaching night,
As to age we fawn,
Can leave us woebegone!

© Meanderings 2015

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Two Little Monsters….

Watch Those Ears!

Watch Those Ears!

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Two little monsters, Must and Ought,
Command the worlds of one and all;
Havoc to many lives have brought,
Responding to their beck and call.

Fine feathered ‘Must’, highly appraised,
Offers attractive personal gain;
Our trusty loyal standards raised,
Enslavement treated with disdain.

‘Ought’, the subtle slave-driver,
Thrives on all emotional needs;
To former favours he’ll refer,
Till he becomes your living creed.

Exquisite charmers are these clones,
Master craftsmen of disguise;
Floating in and out like drones,
To the end with life’s demise.

©

(From: Late Harvest ’09)

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Unexpected…

The Unexpected!

The Unexpected!

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The bloom of youth had barely blushed
When from her enigmatic past
Emerged a harbinger of gloom;
Her fated future was unsure.

She did not know who fathered her,
Her mother died while giving birth,
Leaving her parentage in limbo;
Her mother’s mother, mothered her.

Her pleasant childhood never lacked
Nor tasted any untoward strains;
The older carers filled her needs,
She was a vibrant, happy child.

The story of her life, she knew,
No difference to her life, it made;
A roseate future lay ahead,
Within the rhythmic field of dance.

Then came that sunny autumn day,
A letter dropped in through the post;
Someone who claimed paternity,
Had filtered in from distant past.

The family home in disarray
Envisioned losing lovely lass;
Their fears would prove to be unfounded,
Her future would be guaranteed.

Advice was sought to save the child,
Gently a calming voice declared:
‘The missive bore not gloom but glory,
Paternal legacy for her!’

©

From: Late Harvest.

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