Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Looking Back and Wishing
By Don Iannone









Not so long ago, I was a young boy,
and the world overflowed with magic
of the sort only a sorcerer can portend.
Days were near eternities
that filled me with mystery
from early sun up to late sundown.
I still have my moments
when the stars speak to me in whispers,
and when joyful animation fills my soul.
My childhood was far from perfect,
and I'm sure yours was much the same.
But I'd give myself over in a heartbeat,
if I could play baseball for hours again
without a care to pull me in.

13 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Oh, to have that energy level again...Good thought!!

Don Iannone said...

Pat...you are so right...to have that energy again. Thanks for stopping by.

Dan said...

Oh man... good one! I wonder if it's really a lack of energy, or some accumulated conditioning that obscures our not having a care like we did in those days.

Don Iannone said...

Dan...yes, conditioning, and also a special energy we had at youth. Thanks.

jel said...

those were the days! :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we could!

Borut said...

I know! Perfect! Past perfect!:)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks jel, Andrew, and Borut. Much appreciate your thoughts.

samuru999 said...

I miss those days!
Thanks Don!
Very nice!

Margie

polona said...

i love this one! wouldn't want to go back (could use the energy, though :) )

Don Iannone said...

Margie and Polona...thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, that youthful energy!!!

Rob said...

"stars speak to me in whispers"
I like that.

When I was a child I thought being an adult would be better. I hated being bossed around by grown-ups.

garnet david said...

The garden of eden from childhood is a place we all yearn for. Isn't it still inside all of us, just waiting for the OK to come out and play?

Happy Thanksgiving, Don.

peace,
David

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