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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I Want To Be Free


I Want To Be Free 

I want to be three, 
I want to scream,and shout,
I want to jump in puddles, 
Kick autumn leaves about! 

I want to be three, 
I want to play with abandon,
I want to scream with glee, 
Bash drums dressed as a bandsman! 

I want to be three, 
I want to be swaddled in love, 
I want the sleep of the innocent,
Snuggled up like a hand to a glove. 

I want to be free,
I want no deadlines,or pains, 
I want the sleep of the innocent, 
To awaken in a land where childhood forever reigns. 

I want to be free! 




21 comments:

  1. That's a lovely poem! We really really like it :-)

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  2. Yeah, I know. Me too. Great write.

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  3. ah i want that as well...what fun it would be to be a kid again and know what we know now...

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  4. Lovely. I can picture myself in wellington boots jumping in puddles at three, before the stress of school started! A beautiful poem that sounds almost like a lullaby.

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  5. take me back - free me
    Great poem!

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  6. I long for that land as well, you captured its essence well, Now I cant stop myself to go and look at some childhood's pics. :)

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  7. It does sound attractive, but think of all the wonder you'd miss that can only be enjoyed through expanded experience. Great stuff, here, Kez!

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  8. Oooh, I want to be free too! I miss my childhood. Enjoyed the images you invoked. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. It would be nice not to have any responsibilities but I have to agree with Kim, life is a journey which we must all experience..the good & the bad.

    Nice write though.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. really nice poem. Really like the repetitive set up followed up by the switch. Worked very well for me, thanks for sharing:)

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  11. I too like the repetition with change-up. Beautiful poem!

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  12. Up until First grade I had it made. Then the responsibilities came! lol But summer still reigned supreme!

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  13. Yes! I want to be three, I dream of going back that far and starting over, never forsaking the fun that life is supposed to offer. We should all have one day a week where we can kick and scream and run and play, and all those things that remind us this ol'life is really worth living! Loved this...especially today! Thank you

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  14. I remember (vaguely) being three/free. It was just like you wrote. Good poem.

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  15. Me too! I want to be free. You express this well

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  16. read another poem about the freedom of childhood. We either want to go backward or forward dont weee?
    Delightful piece

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  17. strong emotions, well penned.

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  18. Some fresh air for hard these hard times and for a working Monday after 1 week holiday...
    Thanks for your nice thoughts put into words.
    @Evichipi

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  19. A Pure and simple poetic relief contrastd against a backdrop of infinite depth; a remarkable symphony of diametrics that is altogether pleasing.

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