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To Swing

July 17, 2014
By Longlegs GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
Longlegs GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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What is it like
To hear the wind whistling
Ringing and roaring
Past your ears
Tousling your hair
Cooling your face
Flapping your shirt in the air

What is it like
To be up so high
And glance at the world below
The farmhouse stands as a jewel in the field
Cows in the meadow moo
Mice scurry quickly among the wheat
I like watching them too

What is it like
To see your shadow
Flirt softly across the grass
Bent legs straight legs
On and on you go
Straight legs bent legs
'Till you can swing no more

What is it like
To swing on a swing
During the days of your youth
When the sun shines brightly
And life is a bliss
To go up and swing down
Singing like this

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This article has 4 comments.

on Jul. 31 2014 at 6:07 pm
Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” --Albert Einstein

Really nice! I don't mind the punctuation thing. The only thing that confused me a little bit was why the third stanza didn't have a rhyming pattern like the rest. But in said stanza I loved the straight legs bent legs. Really good job creating an image!

on Jul. 27 2014 at 10:34 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

All I can say is AMAZING. I know I've siad this before, and I wish I could say something more, but your cration, your poem is wonderful. The idea in your poem is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this!

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on Jul. 25 2014 at 9:15 pm
--Em-- GOLD, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I love this poem! The only think that bothered me was the lack of punctuation. Otherwise, it had a great tone and rhythm

on Jul. 24 2014 at 9:37 am
CosmoPhoenix PLATINUM, Ernakulam, Kerala, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

You have a wonderful idea of the world out there. Marvellous job, and, keep writing!