Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Summer Daydreams


The scent of summer meadows still follows me today
reminding me of childhood, of frolicking in hay
I wish I were a little girl just running with the breeze
with orange hair and pigtails and scabs upon my knees.

I’d wear a Laura Ashley dress and learn to knit and sew
and ride a bike and play the flute and be the one to know
where all bestest people live and which ones to avoid;
which parents give you orange squash and which ones get annoyed.

I’d ask to do a martial art and choose the class right there
that trains you with katanas if you handle them with care.
I’d like to learn to ride a horse and gallop through the field
a knight in shining armour with a lance and sword and shield.

But that was if I had my wish to live another day;
my life is half-past over and my hair is almost grey.
I’ve made my peace with angels and I’ve tallied up the cost.;
I have to say I am content; I’ve loved more than I’ve lost.

4 comments:

aims said...

*sniff*

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you.

stephanie said...

Breathless over this one, Rachel. Just beautiful.

Loved:
I wish I were a little girl just running with the breeze
with orange hair and pigtails and scabs upon my knees

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks Steph