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Shadows of Childhood

Happy memories are rare. Their return to my mind...rarer.

By Lena FolkertPublished about a year ago 1 min read
"Shadows of My Childhood" © Lena Folkert, 2010

Cover photo taken by author in Tuscon, AZ, USA. 2010. All rights reserved.

Shadows of Childhood

- A Series of Cinquain Poems -

. . .


Hanging loosely —

Still, it sways from the last

Child who sat upon its seat —



It calls

To me softly.

Memories of my youth —

Legs swaying wildly, laughing.




I used to be.

I remember glimpses —

Once upon a time, long ago.




Of childhood,

Calling softly to me.

These shadows of my childhood —


. . .

© Lena Folkert 2022, all rights reserved. . .


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Xx - Lena

sad poetry

About the Creator

Lena Folkert

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydredabout a year ago

    Lovely words and glad to see you back publishing

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