Growing Up...I Recall
Sweet - gingerbread kisses after my nighttime prayer
Awaking to a butter yellow sun - with hope every day
Games of 'HopScotch' 'til day was near done
Seemingly carefree come what may...
Playing 'tag' and 'hide & seek' in the deep evergreen
Treats of 'ice cream' that melted way too soon
Dressing up and playing house with my dolls
So much 'neath Seattle's lemon yellow moon;
There were many trips to the beach
Summertime swims at 'Seward Park'
Splashing in Lake Washington's sapphire blue waters
Or riding our 'summertime' bikes 'til near dark;
Growing up with card table hand made tents
Sleeping out 'neath a blanket of diamond studded stars
Rainbows following many a Seattle rain...
And at 15 driving around in a 'Hot' gold coloured car...
From early childhood to my first love...
All magical moments i now confess
They are some of what is left of my youth-filled treasures
As i only hold on to the very, very best! ! ! .
By, Theodora Onken
May 24, 2016