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As a child I had a hula-hoop, would jump-rope through it
under cotton clouds.
It would snake around my body, and I could make it rise and hiss
each spin around.
I had a doll and a bear, a chair where I sat at night
when I couldn't fall asleep,
but no matter how many times I scratch the match,
it doesn't burn the same in dreams.
There was one blank wall where I scribbled all the pictures and words no one saw or read.
There was one table, a lamp, white kitten poster hanging over my
There were faded curtains, faintly stirring from the cracked window
where night air streamed,
but no matter how often I scratch the match, it doesn't burn
the same in dreams.
| This is the kind of poem I can get in|
trouble with. Not only can I go too deep
I often end up drowning in the wrong
ocean. In other words I take the simple
and make it way too complex.
I do have fun doing it, which I guess
is why I still do it. Moreover one of
these days I may actually get it right.
As a child you could do the impossible.
I mean if it is possible to jump rope
while twirling a hula hoop I got to see
Now here u are a child that can do impossible
or at the very least really difficult things.
What kind of match are u scratching?
A metaphorical match a magic mystical match.
A match that lets u do impossible things.
Make real impossible dreams.
A match that makes perfect matches.
I do not know about u but I am quite taken
by the entire concept. It makes u such an
Therefore even if I am wrong I must conclude,
u were an interesting, imaginative, creative,
and intelligent child who in all likelihood
now that u are a bit older will yet figure out
how to get that match to burn, yep one way or
the other u will figure it out.
|| Posted on 2011-01-23 00:00:00 | by DaleP | [ Reply to This ] || Hi here. Glad to hear from you in this Way.|
I will ponder this a few times more very deep significantly rare. The match is the key to open this door. I will unlock and peek in. Luv jm
|| Posted on 2011-01-17 00:00:00 | by Joachim | [ Reply to This ] |