Take A Picture

Take A Picture

A Poem by la Abeja

Some of my favorite childhood memories. Origionally written 8-30-06

Swing set and rabbit ears
Summer-salts and wonder years
Hind-and-seek in the dark
Finding fireflies for your jar

Three TV channels
An old car with wooden panels
These days go by so fast
So hold onto them while they last

The smell of fresh cut grass
The summers that forever last
Spinning in circles 'till I couldn't see
Never worrying who you will be

Watermelons and snow ball fights
Hot chocolate and cheap plastic kites
Looking around for some new bug
Everyday, barefoot in the mud

As these days take to flight
Take a picture and hold on tight
Pictures are your window to the past
Of the days that fly so fast

© 2010 la Abeja

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what a beautifully dreamy peiece. You've really captured how I felt as a child with the things I remember. Such a great piece where you alternate with the "I" of the child and the overall 'you' like "Never worrying who you will be". What a wonderful weaving of these two items. I really like this piece. You're right -- we don't hold on long enough and we rarely realize what it is we will forget until someone like you writes those memories onto the paper like you've done. "Cars with wood pannels." so true.

Very nice work!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love it! The way you talked about the never-ending summers brought back a lot of memories. The tone of this is really carefree and nostalgic; it reminds me of the way I noticed a gap between those days and now. Keep up the good work. :D

Posted 11 Years Ago

really nice :) i love the mood it's so happy. so true life goes by so fast it kinda sucks

Posted 11 Years Ago

you remember some of the same things about childhood that I do . . . that's fabulous, I still love to catch lightning bugs

Posted 11 Years Ago

nice work...memories are the reflection of how life has carried us into the change of time spent either enjoying or participating...


Posted 11 Years Ago

I love well executed couplets. You've pulled it off nicely here. You mention fireflies in a jar which I reference in one of my poems ( I wonder if we entered the same contest) and you mention one of my favorite smells on earth ... fresh cut grass.

I DID notice that in the last line of the third stanza, you typed "ill" where I suspect that you meant to type "will" A minor glitch in a fabulous write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on April 3, 2010
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