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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Memory (07/10/08)

TITLE: Playing Truant
By vincent lyons
07/12/08


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Memory is a fount of information
Where many things, both good and bad are kept,
A wellspring for constant contemplation;
What secrets are contained within its depths!!

Little things can cause us to remember
A sweet pleasure, for many years concealed;
One simple word could be the tiny ember
To spark to life a memory long sealed.

Listening to an old familiar tune,
Recalled a lovely place, Id long forgot---
The wood where I sometimes played the truant;
When in strife, it was my safe hiding spot.

Feathered ferns form safe walls from prying eyes,
Bluebells and primroses carpet the ground,
The tall, lush fir trees searching for the skies;
There was beauty and stillness all around.

Thank God for sweet memories of childhood,
Precious moments to pleasantly recall,
Treasured times I spent, hid in the wildwood,
When all the world was big and I was small.

Though we think modern life is progression,
Living life in the fast lane takes its toll;
Im thankful for this childhood regression
That permits me play truant from it all.


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Sara Harricharan 07/17/08
Somehow I'm thinking of a fairy circle! What a darling memory you capture here, I can see it all playing out in my head and especially the little spot in the woods. Nicely done. ^_^
Hannah Hunter07/19/08
I love it! I can picture the place and have found God's peace in one just like it.
beatrice Russo07/20/08
I loved it. Really beautiful :)
Linda Wright07/21/08
Hello Vince, I absolutely love this poem, especially the 5th stanza. It is beautiful! How true that one word can trigger a long forgotten memory. Sometimes a smell can do it for me. Well done. Linda
Linda Germain 07/21/08
Very nicely done and right on topic for sure ~
Debra Martinez07/22/08
It is not always easy to use rhyming poetry while describing such a specific place without being trite at times. You did a beautiful job with your word choices and evoked a lovely word picture for me. Thanks