Shoulders of the World

Shoulders of the World

A Poem by D. Connolly
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A ride on my dad's shoulders

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Riding high on the shoulders of the World

I recall taking the plum from the tree

The sweetest flavor I can ever remember

Today I relish the memory

The sweetness of that day lingers still

Riding high on the shoulders of the World


© 2017 D. Connolly



Author's Note

D. Connolly
Walking through the forests of Germany on a march with my dad, which we did often, I took a plum from a tree, just as described, and I remember that sweetness so well, 30+ years later. The sweetest part of the memory is being on my dad's shoulders and just being with him.

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I wish you had elaborated on those nostalgic moments with your father, the poem was too short for us to have a good picture of uyour wonderful memories

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D. Connolly

2 Months Ago

You know, it was so long ago that I don't remember the details myself (I was around the age of 4). .. read more
Ashwin Shanker

2 Months Ago

I agree with you :)
Hi. As others have said, this is lovely, and you are lucky - as you acknowledge. The 'riding high' line is perfect to describe the young you safe and secure in a special place with a special person.

Regards
Nigel

Posted 5 Months Ago


D. Connolly

5 Months Ago

Thank-you Nigel, yes, my dad is still around, so I still get to enjoy his company, 30+ years later! .. read more
dear Connolly... a very sweet poem about learning about life on your Dad's shoulders... Yes... we do pick a "plum"
now and then from a tree. truly, Pat

Posted 6 Months Ago


D. Connolly

5 Months Ago

Hi Pat, I'm so sorry to have waited so long to respond, I missed this review! Thank-you so much for .. read more
Patricia Wedel

5 Months Ago

You are welcome dear poet. truly, Pat
This reminded me of my childhood too, which had somehow blurred. Thank you for bringing back the happy memories through this write, Dani! I loved reading this 😊

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you! I'm so glad to start my day off making you smile :)
Dr. YumnaKay

8 Months Ago

You're welcome! I hope you have a great day 😊😊
Oh yes....sitting on Daddy's shoulders was the best feeling. I remember so well. He was my hero and I was on top of the world. What a sweet memory you have written about here. Lovely. Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

thank-you Lydia! One of my most favorite memories
A great poem!! I love how you word it

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

Thank-you
I absolutely LOVE the way some distant memory can pop from our deep psyche with so much vivid detail. You've conveyed a little splash of memory here that doesn't tell a story exactly, but there are so many things that can be read into this, to understand the relationship between the two of you. I love the way you use "plum" and "sweetness" to represent the feelings as well as the taste. Excellent job!

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

Isn't it so cool how that happens? I love this memory, and I'm glad that I could share it with you g.. read more
Moments spent with our loved ones are always etched in the canvas of our memory.
What a wonderful title to honor the ride.
A girls first love and hero will always be her father.

Posted 8 Months Ago


D. Connolly

8 Months Ago

Very true! This is one of my earliest memories, riding on dad's shoulders after a long scenic march .. read more
There are many kinds of sweetness but remembering your Father in this way is the best of them. you are very lucky.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

Thank-you Ken, I'm so glad I have such a great memory with him. When he is gone I can hold on to tha.. read more
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Gee
I hope one day my daughter will have memories such as this.
Tugs at the heart strings Miss D.

Posted 9 Months Ago


D. Connolly

9 Months Ago

I'm sure she will :) Spending time with children is more important to them than "stuff". I don't re.. read more

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