The Fifty Cent Tour

Monday, March 15, 2010

any landing you can walk away from...

higher
higher
giggles
stirring the air
like
ice cubes
 in lemonade
outstretched
 red mary janes
frantically
 kicking clouds
farther
farther
to destinations
 in need of shower
curious hands
gripping chains
tighter
tighter
eyes full of
daring
squinting
winking jokingly
into the sun
patches of freckles
blooming
merrily along
"I'm singing about swinging!"
"I'm singing about flying!"
reaching altitude
amazing
pit of the stomach
dropping
feeling
eyes
closing
 courageous heart
pounding
anxious hands
pulling back
loosening grip
breaking free
letting go
leaping
soaring
smiling
touching down
landing
laughing
"I'm alive!"
Peace ~ Rene

13 comments:

  1. jumping off the swing was always such a trill...

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  2. I remember the feeling so well. It was like jumping out of an airplane!

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  3. That's exactly how my cousin broke her arm. :)

    Cheers,

    SLC

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  4. I cannae tell if the structure looks like a twisted
    a.)skein... or
    b.)a really, really good dog-leg...

    Slainte, Lady Rene...

    C.

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  5. For some reason red mary janes is what stuck most in my head...hmmm. No they would never go with anything I wear!! Unless...oh drat!

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  6. Ah, that was priceless, that memory :)

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  7. I'm singing about swinging!
    I'm singing about flying!

    :-)

    That's what work needs: a playground -- and recess.

    Pearl

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  8. I like Pearl's idea. Let's invent recess at work, and have a playground. Well put memory, Rene

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  9. came over from pearl's, sugar and i am soooooo glad i did! y'alls warning is priceless! "i'm alive" sums it up for me, honey! xoxoxox

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  10. Yes, adults need more playtime and playgrounds. I have seen stories on the news lately of workout groups that do some of the things we used to do in grade school P.E. like kickball, two square, and other fun stuff . . .

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  11. This is great, Rene! "I'm alive." Wonderful words at any age.

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  12. I've been out of the loop. I love your new? layout and your prose, and have yet more praise for your Warning - words that flow freely both to and from my heart.
    Thank you for being here.

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