Walk MAG

December 22, 2009
By Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.


Toddled uneasy steps,
awkward and learning, fumbling and sweet.
Gurgling spurts of self satisfaction.
Small tender hands grasping the coffee table daring to let go.
Fumbling, sticky fingers lose their grasp,
tumbling backwards, slipping to the floor.
The shock of the landing, the surprise of the fall.
The shrill scared cry out to Mother
who scoops you up and places you, once again, by the coffee table.
I watch this process over and over again,
wondering how many tries it will take 'til you get it.


The author's comments:
About a child learning to walk. I wanted to write something different than I have. I need to get out of this depressing jag of poetry I seem to be in. This is quite different.

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on Feb. 5 2012 at 2:52 pm
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Thank you very much. (:

on Feb. 2 2012 at 5:49 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

This is cute---a nice change for a poem. Your work makes me remember the fact that walking is part of it all, and that once I struggled to walk as well. It was nostalgic in a way. 5/5

on Sep. 12 2010 at 2:54 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Oh lordy xD

on Sep. 7 2010 at 7:38 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I thought this was about you wondering how many times hot coffee will spill on a baby before somebody decides to get him out of the way, but hey who am I? 5 stars captain. do your dance.


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