Monday, July 19, 2010

Always Stairs ...

Huge steps going up
Lots of shoes near
One little girl walks her way
Hoping to hold that handle
Too many between her
Always scared
Don't look up
Keep walking
Hold on tight
There it is
Stop and turn around
That mean dark stairway
Passing that button
Maybe I should push it
Everyone would get out of my way
~ JC ~

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RA said...

I felt her desperation, and found myself wishing she'd push the button... :)

Helen said...

I loved this ... I think my elementary school was a lot like I envision the school, the stairs and the child in your Magpie.

Brian Miller said...

you would definitely get everyones attention...remember standing outside of school int he sun during fire drills...always the hottest day of the year...

willow said...

I was always tempted to pull the button!

LKPCA said...

Very evocative. Liked it very much!

Remington said...


signed...bkm said...

Great take, the temptation of pushing that button, who does not know it...cheers...bkm

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! I can feel my fingers reaching for the button... yes, this is wonderful!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Very lovely poetry! That sounds lots like when mom was a kid!

kathew said...

as a child we have all been there...sometimes it's so scary to be so small and not in control...push that button!

Kris said...

PUSH IT!!! ;o)

Jacqueline said...

You are a wonderful writer; your words take me there and I feel your uncertainty=you made my own childhood not so far away...

soundoffreedom said...

something inside of me always wanted to do that just pull that handle..nice magpie brought back a lot of memories thanks for sharing!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We wanna know what's gonna happen if ya push it???

Feral Female said...

Very enjoyable!

Darlene said...

Morning JC,

You won my magazine subscription giveaway!!!! I just need your address. My e-mail is under my profile and will you put BH&G in the subject line. Thanks for entering and congratulations!!!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

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DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

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Maddy Jean & Bella

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