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This is the second post from Miriam Ivarson who shares some more of her poetry with us.
Borrow my Place
I watch them pass, children and adults
Humans of all ages, walking to school.
Skipping, hopping, running,
some slowly proceeding.
Just like the tempo of nature itself
we vary our strides, as time goes by.
Girls and boys from four to eleven;
Parents, grandparents, all ages.
All manner of mastering the hill
looking happy this sunny morn.
What delights me most are the bonds I see,
a mother and daughter giggling together,
a father running with his child on the shoulders,
a grandmother with and adoring girl by the hand.
As do many children whilst skipping ahead.
That is when I feel reporters should borrow my place
by the sunny window, facing the road.
What pictures and stories on the first page,
replacing the grim and the dark.
Fill the papers with vignettes of our daily lives,
There is so much beauty in a smile,
contentment in a bakery or a store.
People sharing lives and caring for one another.
Creating, writing, painting,
Making homes a place of fun,
of comfort and love.
A place to just be.
© miriam ivarson
About Miriam Ivarson
It is a long way from a little island in North Sea to the British shores but I did it albeit in a circuitous route.
Much will be revealed as I go along.
I tried my hand at many things but the Arts have always been my love. From tender years books were never far from my side.
Even my den among the rocks had a bookshelf fashioned by my friend and me.
Welcome to my eclectic blog, I hope to see you around.
Connect to Miriam – Blog: My Window
My thanks to Miriam for sharing her poetry with us and I hope you will head over to enjoy more on her blog.. thanks Sally.