just reminiscing

Barefoot Days, Green Grass Ways

Those days were good
And those times were fun
A child playing in the sun
Sprinklers and water-guns
Jump ropes and jacks
Eating baloney off a paper sack
Down at the park staying
Past dark
Sweat covered faces
Shoes without laces
Barefoot days
Green grass ways
In soft summers days of ice cream dreams
Or so it seems
As I think awhile
I feel that smile transform my face
Its wrinkles erased
And time travels back when I was a girl
All alive in an innocent world
Of happiness 
Pretending, unending and dime-store rings
Those tomboy things
Like kickball, streetball,
Fastest girl of them all
Shorts and halters no bra to falter
The energies of a lass
Who didn't care a hoot about class
Just give her some peanuts and coke
Some corny knock-knock jokes to make
Her snort through her nose
And tease sister with the water hose
As she bats gnats from her eyes
Those eyes
That now see pain and sorrow
Fiddle-dee-dee, I'll think of that tomorrow
For now I am on a different plane
A memory train of yesterdays
Toot! Toot! Toot!
All aboard!

Kathy Lockhart

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2007-03-26 at 02:25

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This is so endearing! LOVE IT.

Phyllis J. Rhodes
This is like a gift of new life or rather old life. It's like a vacation back to our childhood. I was so blessed to share my childhood with you. Didn't we live right next door to Heaven?? Most would say we lived right next door to the slums, but we had all we needed, just the essentials for life, but gosh we had happy childhoods. Our little house was crammed full of family but it was also crammed full of love. Wasn't bologna good back then? Wasn't grass softer and greener? I was one of the sisters you tormented but I found ways to get you back didn't I little sister?? This is a wonderful poem, one of my favorites. It's just magical!

Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
Such a joy to read. Full of imagery softly floating by.

F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
just the title itself sends my thoughts to pleasant moments... so nice to be barfoot in the grass... and the text, i could see the little girl... a little facetious, trickster, free, laughing and enjoying life without all of the worries... gave me a really nice light feeling... as though it were my childhood... i love the conclusion, fiddle-dee-dee, i'll think of that tomorrow... yeah, i agree... i'm jumping on that train too :) lots of smiles... *hugs* xx

yes pleas hold the train , i'm coming along as well .... and we can run to see who really was the fastest girl .. I bet it would be even ..or would you give us a challenge Nepenthes?

Kathy you put a smile on my face that I will try to keep stuck to this day ... it was a journey back to barefoot days that you gave me ....thank you :)

almost sheding a tear ... I loved the strength of those days ...

hugs for you

Zachary P. B.
i like it. i like it a lot.

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
Katherine this is such a charming poem of your tomboy days and i might say what a beautiful butterfly emerged from a tomboy chrysallis

i love this xxxxxxxxx hugs for you michael ylk


Pieces of Life
by Kathy Lockhart