Wednesday, April 29, 2009
To Never Never Land
Keeper of Childhood Memories, come and visit me today.
Bring with you my pillow, where once
I lay my head in slumber, sweet and pure . . .
perhaps that long forgotten toy I held and cherished.
Let me touch them once again with searching fingertips,
recalling childhood comforts buried there.
Whisper in the long forgotten voices of my brothers and sisters,
small like me, so that their sounds might ring
a chime of recollection . . . echoes of our laughter long ago.
Bring me back the scent of home, my bed,
that favorite little chair or corner where I played . . .
my mother’s laughter and her lullabies,
the softness of her fingers on my heated brow.
Just one look at my reflection in my father’s eyes,
the smile upon his face and hands so strong
that lifted me high upon his shoulders,
where I could see the world.
Take me to that place where childhood past is kept,
safe from toil and fear . . .
the place where children’s spirits go to romp and play,
where every word once spoken still lives on
and floats through stars . . .
to Never Never Land.
Joanne Cucinello 1998
beginning believe blogcatalog body born branches bridge comes comments connecting cradle cucinello dark days dreams earth flesh free gave joanne life love man mind miss moon night oh once pm poetry posted ready sacrifice sometimes spirit stand sun table think top trees walls war web widget wind woman wood words
created at TagCrowd.com