In a time machine
I would love to take a ride
And go back to the time when I was just a child.
Each new day brought new discoveries
And I need to relive those pleasant memories.
I'd like to go
back for a visit every now and then
So I could live in that special time again.
Barbie dolls and
Life was fun and there were no cares.
Playing "house", selling lemonade;
Our days were full and we had it made.
Hide and Seek and flying kites.
Running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day;
I wish those days had never gone away.
Playing freeze tag
and jumping off the swings;
Getting a treat from the ice cream truck, and with crayons
Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Zoom;
The Electric Company and Captain Kangaroo.
childhood was all about.
I want to go back and live it now.
Eating icicles and
Playing baseball and bikeriding.
Looking at the clouds while lying in the soft grass;
Driving the play car that ran on real gas.
rides and the joys of kindergarten;
Taking long walks to the store with a friend.
Eating fudgesicles box by box;
Banana curls and fuzzy socks.
My pony named
Sugar and other animals, too
Always an abundance of garden-fresh food.
I never came home to find the house empty;
And we always spent time as a family.
and being nursed back to health;
We didn't really have material wealth.
We had a much more priceless treasure --
Love and affection in the fullest measure.
Sometimes I really
The days of a child.
Copyright 1994-present, by Deborah McGeorge, St. Augustine, Florida