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The Swingset

July 16, 2011
By ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein


Forward, back
Forward, back.
The clutch of my stomach,
The pull at my spine.
Up, down up-
Up, down, up.
Holding the chains
That keep me above
The ground
The wind pulls in and out of
My lungs.
My legs pump me
Forward and away
They make me go faster.
My heart beats fast
The stress this causes,
The bliss that comes.

Oh! The joy of
Swinging high!
Letting go,
Jumping high,
Catching myself before
I hit the ground-
It’s truly something
I delight
In doing.
Back on the swing-
Forward, back,
Forward, back.
The stress it causes,
The bliss that comes.

The sky that bounces
Overhead,
The grass that streaks
Below my feet.
Swinging, swaying,
Twisting, turning.
Up, down, up-
Up, down, up.
Singing, sighing,
Delight in trying-
Swings help me fly.
Growing wings
To make me soar-
Swings only take me
So high.
My heart beats fast
The stress this causes
The bliss that comes.

Oh! The joy of
Swinging high!
Like dancing on the
Chains of life,
Swings change me from
The inside.
Jumping high and
Letting go-
Letting go-
Letting go of things
That we do not need,
Trusting that things will
Be alright.
Forward, back,
Forward, back.
The stress it causes-
The bliss that comes.



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on Jan. 4 2012 at 10:13 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Thanks! :)

on Jan. 4 2012 at 6:36 pm
JoyfulCheers SILVER, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
5 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
smile at the world and it will smile back

wow thats amazing!!!!

on Dec. 25 2011 at 3:55 pm
ToraToriTora PLATINUM, Gilbert, Arizona
21 articles 12 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
-Albert Einstein

Oh thank you! :D I love going on swings!

on Dec. 24 2011 at 12:04 pm
Plain-Jane ELITE, Grandview, Missouri
108 articles 2 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

this poem made me so happy. and its all so true. thanks!