Coming Together


I was little once
Dusty copper pennies I never let lie
I was told if I did, good fortune would die
Silly rhyme

I was little once
Sea serpents lived in oceans deep
Only in dreams they swam under my feet
Silly dreams

I was little once
My feet wouldn’t fit in dad’s old leather boots
I wore his fears instead and took hold of his roots
Silly shelter

I was little once
We sat in the sun, lazy lizards and I
Thinking just like him, I didn’t have to try
Silly notion

I was little once
Saffron too costly, turmeric a disguise
After all, no one suffers from the color of rice
Silly pride

I’m still sometimes little
I’ve grown a great deal but still pick up pennies
Retreat from deep waters and war with my fears
Though production looks slim, often deception illusive
My euphoria reigns true cause Christ safeguards my years Paint Chip Poetry with Linda Kruschke.
In her words,

“This week we are writing about childhood, about When I Was Little. Or I suppose if you are Alice, you could write about when you ate the cake and shrunk. Maybe you want to write about a time when you felt little. Or you could write a meta-poem from the perspective of a little poem.
The words and phrases to consider are turmeric, lazy lizard, potpourri, penny, old leather boots, sea serpent, and euphoria. This week I’d like to see poems using at least three of these words or phrases. And maybe, in childlike wonder, select words based on which colors you like best.”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Coming Together

  1. I love the repetition in this, as well as the memories and introspection.

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  2. I love the structure of this and then how you tied it all together in the last stanza.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    So true that we remain “little” despite our age. Love how this flows, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

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