Goodbye to lull-a-bye Road

Being so new at the time

having heard no more than a few nursery rhymes

three blind mice maybe

with Mum promising after reading it (in appeasing my tearful concern)

that if she ever came across that sightless trio of tail-less Rodents

she would somehow and ever so magically rectify

the severing damage inflicted 

by the carving knife-wielding Farmer's wife.

 

Or

Hickory Dickory Dock

from Dad

a rhyme that will tick-tock in my memory forever.

 

Of course at such an early age

I could not be expected to pronounce letters of the alphabet

until a few years later

by watching my parents mouths

ever so slooooowly shaping simplistic words

in alphabetical order accompanied by the usual

 picture book illustrations

ranging from A-P-P-L-E to Z-E-B-R-A

 

all of which

I was gently coaxed into mimicking

although I wasn't that keen (I was told much much later)

on imitating Mums lip shaping of

N-I-G-H-T  

N-I-G-H-T  

 

even though it was beautifully whispered 

in my then tiny ear

along with her comforting breath on my cheek

followed by a good night kiss

 

that easily carried me away

to that cloudy land where I may have seen the likes

of Jack and Jill pail and all

on their way up the hill

having returned from a visit to

the little boy who lived down the Lane.  

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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 13:25

ta muchly for the blowing me away comments guys. And so lovely to hear from you again Raj.







Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 26th Dec 2017 21:51

WOW, Rose! this beautiful poem is bound to resonate in a lot of other peoples memories.

Bloody gorgeous!

P&S xx

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Raj Ferds

Mon 25th Dec 2017 18:48

You have risen to another level Rose with this superb piece of creative writing.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS. LIGHT & LOVE .
Raj xx

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Jemima Jones

Sun 24th Dec 2017 16:38

I know I keep saying it Rose but this one IS the best one of yours I have read to date.Fantastic! Thank you.Jemima.

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LEON STOLGARD

Sat 23rd Dec 2017 14:08

stunning! not only is this good Rose it is unbelievably good!

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