A Step Through Time

Ah youth
tis so hard to say goodbye.
Twirl the rope instead of jump
avoid the puddles instead of stomp.
Piggy bank replaced by credit card,
stiff joints and aging spots.

The antidote is children’s laughter,
hugs and kisses, daring do,
dragons, dollies and make-believe.
Clocks turn magically backwards,
surround sounds of silliness
in gramma’s visits to Neverland .

Written for dVerse Poets’ Pub: Abhra tending bar asks us to write a poem about a temporary goodbye. Just back from a family visit — and a return to my writing — I thought this appropriate!  Various photos of me and grandkids — they do keep me young! 🙂


30 thoughts on “A Step Through Time

  1. Glenn Buttkus May 25, 2016 / 10:43 am

    True this, poignant, touching, with wanting levity & sweet imagery; my seven grandchildren do, in fact remind me that as a poet, a writer, my inner child will never grow up or disappear.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 25, 2016 / 11:47 am

      Here’s to forever-a-kid! 🙂


  2. Sanaa Rizvi May 25, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Oh Lillian ❤ I am so glad you shared this adorable poem with us all 😀
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 25, 2016 / 11:59 am

      I’m still basking in the joy of our five days with family 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!


    • lillian May 25, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Sometimes it’s just good to have fun — with writing and with puddles 🙂


    • lillian May 25, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      You’ve got that right! 🙂 The imagination is always there — sometimes just needs a jump start!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala) May 25, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    The antidote is children’s laughter,
    hugs and kisses, daring do,

    They may cause problems or distractions but are still our own to love forever!


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Waltermarks May 25, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    It’s not so bad, growing older. Never land is a grand way to do it.


    • lillian May 26, 2016 / 7:49 am

      I so agree! So nice to see you this morning over my morning cup.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Walt Wojtanik May 26, 2016 / 7:43 am

    This “Lost Boy” appreciates this poem very much! A lively, and hearty read; an excellent adventure!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 26, 2016 / 7:50 am

      Ah yes – and we must stay away from that ticking clock! 😊


  6. Bryan Ens May 26, 2016 / 8:43 am

    This is lovely, Lillian! Thanks for sharing the photos too. ..I can see that you really love those grandkids of yours!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Grace May 26, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    So adorable and delightful Lillian ~ Thanks for the photos and smiles ~

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 26, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Fun to do some light-hearted writing — and smiles are always good! So glad you enjoyed. 🙂


  8. katiemiafrederick May 26, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Oh.. Lord..
    80 at 21..
    104 at 47..
    And noW
    16 CloSinG
    DanCinG oN
    @56 on June
    6th.. and no
    wonder i Love
    sixes born then
    on 6660.. hehe..
    but anyway.. HeArt..
    SpiRiT.. and SoUL
    aS InnEr FloW oF ZonE
    iN Force iS essence oF ReaL..
    wheRe Age iS juSt a cLock
    of no real meaning
    for those
    who do sTay
    iN PracTice oF
    GRoWinG heARt..
    SpiRit soUL aS younG
    aT heARt anD i alWays
    tale the ‘scientistS’ when they
    scoff aT mY Zealous acTivE
    beLieF iN thiS.. heY!
    Baby! got
    AN Internet and MOre..
    liNkS thAT proveS
    aLL i Say iN
    as sUre
    thAt refLects
    too.. thE essence of wHat
    iS tRuLy liGht aS iSRaELwE..:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian May 26, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks, Nan. Just a peek at one side of me 🙂


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