Young Family In The Sunshine

Over by the river, a young family
painted by the sunshine
So comfortable in their skin
so happy
Little baby, beautiful mother
loving father

Pulling silly faces
the three of them 
He looks strong and clear minded
by the truth of honest purpose

Life seems simple, warm
they wear their love 
like a tattoo
Working together
to overcome the daily challenges

They share a small beer
eat fruit from a paper bag
they look fit 
and pure
and peaceful

And for a moment 
I wish I could feel that way
I wish I could be that dad
for a day…



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Wed 20th Apr 2022 10:30

Thank you Stephen! Much appreciated and glad you think so. 😃

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 19th Apr 2022 17:20

A gem of a poem, Tom. It tugs at something in all of us.

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Tue 19th Apr 2022 16:07

Thank you Bethany, I'm so glad you thought so.

Thanks Brenda too. What a lovely way to have read this poem, I think that's beautiful.

And thanks to Blackrose, Stephen, Holden, Ursula, Clare, Russell and K Lynn for reading and for the likes. Very kind of you.

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Brenda Wells

Mon 18th Apr 2022 18:35

Beautiful, now that my children are grown, I sometimes think how lovely it would be to revisit the past and spend a day with them as little ones again.

Bethany Sallis

Mon 18th Apr 2022 15:16

very moving and enjoyable poem

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