...This little poem - though, not correct in form- says a lot about the changes in our lives...
These days I seldom witness
children lying in the grass,
gazing skyward, making figures of the clouds.
This is of the past!
Flowers of the meadow,
mostly, go un-noticed and un-picked.
Lost now, to the masses!
Replaced by games - hand-held-
of flickering figures, fighting, flickering figures!
What a trick!
Is summer still enticing,
with sprinklers slinging water in luscious swirls?
With children dressed in summer garb
to frolic, roll and tumble;
Was this another world?
Do families still take meals together,
with all TV screens and games shut down, momentarily?
Is there sharing of the happenings of the day, of one and all?
Sadly, I would have to say,
” No, not ordinarily!”
June 12, 2005
I remember spending lots of time, looking at the clouds and picking wildflowers, when I was a child!
The photo is of my own kids-Tammy, Tina and Chris- in mid 1960s-in Miami, Florida