August 11, 2012
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Little yellow sundress
Cherry lollipop in my fist
Sky blue, grass green
Having my face kissed

Razzmatazz crayon
Finding blue robin’s eggs
Toting my many Polly Pockets
Slurping chocolate milk dregs

Big brown eyes
Tiny flitting fingers
It’s the small details
In my mind that lingers

I wish I were a kid again
Oh, I want it back
To smile that gappy happy smile
As I made a Lego stack

Seventeen is just so hard
Twenty on will be harder still
But I shall always keep her safe in my heart
That little girl in the yellow frill

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chamomile This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm
I like this a lot! The emotion and the ideas you were trying to convey were clear. The rhythm is a little choppy, I would suggest finding a different wording for "having my face kissed", or a different though of childhood. Also, "it's the small details, in my mind the lingers" should be "in my mind that linger" (singular) Over-all, very sweet poem
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