Boats for the future

by Agnes Clarke

The forest path is stark of summer sunshine’s beauty

But Autumn has a sensuous beauty too

Heavy with the aroma of decaying leaves in colour blending

This morning walk awakening the feelings of loving you


Lapping leisurely today the pond is straight ahead

Where childhood dreams of sailing round the world, it’s grassy edge

Paper boats crafted with such love, when as pirates we would flee

No matter dark clouds rumbled we would steer this forest sea


Memories of the laughter as we kicked the leaves in youth

To catch the air and spiral down like a staircase let loose

Soft and floating twirling shades of rust and yellow

Falling into piles beneath branches grey and mellow


A lifetime ago yet today we are as young

With childhood stories to be recounted in the years that follow on

Again those paper boats will glide and sail upon that sea

As our little grandson grows and learns of love given by you and me

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Writers Bio

I have been writing poetry for quite a few years

I enjoy the challenge of creating my verse especially from pictures

I live in Lisburn N Ireland and have been married for 51 years

I am a retired housewife and grandmother of Jacob and Jesse

Inspirational ImagePaper Boats by Emily by Emily

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by Lynn White

by JD DeHart

by Ashini J Desai

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