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The Child in Us a poem by RestLeSsD

Oh to be
A child again,
That is my wish today.
No worries, cares or troubles,
Just thinking of games to play.

Oh to be
A child again,
To play along the shore,
Holding my brothers hand
As together we explore.

Oh to be
A child again,
To dance and sing out loud
Pretending that we can fly
And float up to the clouds.

Oh to be
A child again,
Was I ever really 10?
It seems like only yesterday.
Couldn’t it have been?

Oh to be
A child again,
If only for one day.
No worries, cares or troubles,
Just thinking of games to play.

a rhonda original© 2010

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I was thinking originally of mother & child but somehow this became more of a childhood memory of siblings. As a woman, a sister, a mother and grandmother I look at the past & am thankful for the good times I had as a child and hope that I am helping to create some memories for the people in my life.
I know that many things molded me into the person that I am now and push me toward the things in life that I enjoy the most. With this little poem and the image I hope to stir that memory, that moment, that thought in you . . . One that takes us back to a sweeter, gentler time.
. . . Thank you in advance for looking and commenting…

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Original photos shot with a Nikon CP8400 at St. George Island, FL, USA June 2010.
This started out as a Pseudo-HDR image taken to the next level and made into a digital fantasy painting. Created in PSCS2. I used the Orton Effect to soften various layers and added some overlay textured layers that had been processed in DAP & the Fractalius Filter..

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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Best viewed large…

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    Lovely work Rhonda.x

  • Thanks so much Catherine..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 4 years ago

    Simplicity and perfection!

  • What lovely things to say, thank you Cathy! :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    Fantastic world and fantastic words..Unfortunately, childhood is far (but we are sure that young is better?)…all fantastic..

  • Thank you very much my friend.
    - yes, childhood is far behind… and I like being a grown-up much better. But it is fun to pretend it was an ideal childhood :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    Erase and rewind :o) – wonderful work – I love it :o)

  • Definitely… thank you so much Kira…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Hey there – just wanted to say I love your new profile pic. . . what a fabulous smile Kira…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Donna Ingham
    Donna Inghamover 4 years ago

    Magical Rhonda!!

  • Thank U Donna :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • I appreciate your lovely comment David… :o) thank you

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    wot a transformation and very creative, you certainly put a lot of work into a charming interpretation, rhonda.
    cheers! carol :)

  • Thank you Carol, and yes, this one took about a week. . . leaving and coming back to get a fresh view… I finally just had to say, this is it.
    I tend to go overboard sometimes… :oO – :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful rendition of a magical time – great memories for many of us….sigh!!! Lovely to stop here a moment and remember.

  • So glad this brought up happy memories… thank you Wendi for enjoying & stop by anytime to refresh ;o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Amazing and beautiful details- great in large format esp Rhonda- exquisite!

  • Thank you Rose… I love it when you like my work…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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