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artwork by Ulrike Bolenz

time
licks its wings
slaps them down
flat 
run along now, child 
don't come back 

2015-Rene

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  1. Oh...I feel sorry for the child here, so unwanted!

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  2. Mary, don't you weep. Time changes us all

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  3. Oops..! This is heart-breaking for the child..! Beautifully executed :)
    xoxo

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  4. I enjoyed reading this and thinking about its meaning. Time does indeed change us all though we cannot go back.

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    1. We sure can't, Peggy, but what if we could, for just a day?

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  5. I love that she has wings, to take her to a happier place!

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  6. I agree with Sherry...the saving grace for this child are her wings...

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  7. Growing up is painful... But childhood fairies never come back.

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  8. But she must , when the circle is complete

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  9. It's a sad day, when our wings lie flat...

    Pearl

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  10. love the images!

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  11. ouch..good she has wings to soar above the turmoil..

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  12. Bittersweet is perhaps what came to mind. Written fantastically.

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  13. Cleverly done. Oh if only we could recapture childhood...
    Anna :o]

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  14. Oh! Yes! Love it! Can't fight with time, not if you mind it. Hehehe.

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  15. A harsh reality to many experience.

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  16. Love your word choice for the first four lines.

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  17. Sweet, I hear those school bells too!

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  18. Silly but I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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