CHILDREN'S TOYS

It's always the insignificant that takes hold

by surprise.

The toys of children,

formerly cherished then discarded,

victims to moving on,

 

though sometimes in the fullness of their purpose

while still held in thrall,

something goes badly wrong;

the caretaker gets taken away.

 

That's when those toys remain as pearls to parents

along with photographs

as reminders that there were always

moments of comfort in an uncaring world.

◄ THE DISTANCE OF AGE

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raypool

Sun 24th Mar 2019 17:17

Merci, Jennifer. As kids after the war every toy was treasured; a piece of wood with a nail in it was a boat with a funnel. Rash I know!

Ray

jennifer Malden

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 19:40

Liked this - how true. I have kept the kids' drawings from nursery school! Jennifer

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raypool

Sun 10th Mar 2019 16:56

Sorry Dorothy I missed your comment . A very poignant one right on line with the poem. That first bonding and the ripples that extend .... glad you like it.

Thanks David for reading.

Ray

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Dorothy Webb

Wed 6th Mar 2019 16:33

Ray my son (now estranged) is in his mid fifties, I still have his teddy, i still have him.

Dorothy

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