Life Got Busy, I Grew Up

Life Got Busy, I Grew Up

A Poem by Mike Espinosa

Just beyond our fence
a clearing sat
surrounded by bushes and trees.
Roots rose from the ground
and became chairs of my imagination;
a place I played my rebellion. 

The brush invaded my headquarters,
like Napoleon invaded Europe.
I didn't have a Waterloo
to retain my childhood home.

Goodbye, my friend.
Your ferns are lovely.

© 2010 Mike Espinosa



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Perfect imagery.

Posted 5 Years Ago


this is really beautifully written.


Posted 6 Years Ago


Oh my! No! This is so sad. I could see the clearing through your words, great job :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gentle closure on childhood and quite sad, too. Last two lines are very poignant.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Great poem. Very creative, I liked the 'roots rising...of my imagination.' Awesome image, very original.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The brush invaded my headquarters,
like Napoleon invaded Europe.
I didn't have a Waterloo
to retain my childhood home.
very interesting :)


Posted 7 Years Ago


Bittersweet and to the point.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow, this was so simply put yet had such great depth to it somehow.
the imagery was fantastically unique and pure for some reason.
Also, the title was just perfect.
No one likes to realize that they ever grew up..


Posted 7 Years Ago


what a way to say farewell to a place that held your childhood memories, very well written.

Blessed be,
Fallon

Posted 7 Years Ago


This was beautiful. Great work.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Mike Espinosa
Mike Espinosa

Covington, WA



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- College Student at Western Washington University - Philosophy Major - English with Secondary Education Interest Major - I enjoy academic punctuation and grammar and can edit them quickly. - I am.. more..

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