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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Park (10/25/12)

TITLE: Swings
By Benjamin Graber
10/30/12


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I do not have a pair of wings
Which give me strength to fly,
My feet are driven to the ground
No matter how hard I try;
My dreams are forced to soar alone
As I gaze at the sky.

But God has given girls a set
Of temporary wings;
I have a little window where
I taste what heaven brings,
Whenever I go to the park
And soar upon a swing!

Whenever I need a chance to fly
I take my Daddy’s hand;
We follow the trail of acorns
Wherever they might land
Until we find our secret haven
And whirl into our dance.

I love the chances that I get
To briefly touch the stars,
To bring back little pieces of
The dreams that seem so far—
These memories compose the wonder
Of my private little park:
The slides, the swings, the birds that sing,
Within my Daddy’s heart.


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Laura Hawbaker 11/04/12
I liked this! And I still like to swing even though I am an old girl now!
Beth LaBuff 11/05/12
I love the comparison of "temporary wings" with "swings." The playful innocence of your poem is enchanting. You made me smile.
Nancy Bucca11/07/12
This sounds like lots of fun. Thanks for sharing it!