Touch the sky – The problem of life is that we grow up and sometimes we forget the things that made us – well us. When we were little all we can think about is doing adult things. Being little we didn’t know about the stress of life, of family, relationships, love, hate, money, and jobs. We wonder what’s to come and look ahead to what will/should be.
Growing up is never easy. For some people when they become adults, it is too late, they forget the childlike wonder of a full moon or a sunrise and even how we use to touch the sky. They forget the sounds of the river when you spend a lazy Saturday tubing or the sounds that a trout makes when it splashes in the water after capturing a fly floating on top.
When we are little it is the small things that made us happy and somewhere along the path of life most forget that. And some when we become adults often times we treat children as inferiors. But think about it – most children have happiness. We should always try to look at the world through a child eyes and try and not lose the inner child that see’s the world with wonder. We must forgive ourselves for growing up and keep your eyes and mind looking back on those days when we – touched the sky.
This poem is about one of those childlike wonders and what my friends and I called touching the sky. I hope it takes you back and makes you think of what it was like to be 2 – 8 years old again for a second or two; I hope it makes you smile.
There was nothing more wondrous and peaceful than swinging in a swing when you were little.
Touch The Sky
A swing, only thing between the ground and I,
When I was little, I touched the sky.
Childhood fears took a step back when I would swing,
Faster and faster until the wind and the air would sing.
Lost in my thoughts I could swing forever,
Sky and back in my playful endeavor.
Touching the clouds it was peaceful and free,
As I swung back and forth from that old oak tree.
I was invincible arched in the air as if I had wings,
Nothing in my life now can compare to those old swings.
By Kurt James
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