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"can i come out and play?"

she whispers to me
“can i come out and play?”
i try to control her
telling her it’s grown-up time
but she refuses to listen
my insides tickle
my heart races
she appears
16 years old
my shoes come off
i wiggle my toes
run outside
dance on my lawn
sing “lay lady lay”
Dylan’s her favorite
i know my neighbors
are watching
thinking “she’s crazy”
they don’t realize
my inner child
refuses to listen to me
and when she decides
it’s time to play
i have no choice
but to run, jump
and breathe in new found life
trying not to exhale
i don’t want her to leave
wanting to continue
to have that feeling
of inexplicable joy
delectable understanding
of what i really want
time stands still
i need time to stand still
my inner child controls me
i love her

“can i come out and play?”

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"can i come out and play?" by 

Collaborative work of Kevin Mawson & Sally Omar



  • lianne
    liannealmost 5 years ago

    So love this Sally – honestly, shouldn’t we all feel this way more often? Find this much joy in the now? Play in and with the beauty around us? I just so love what you’ve said here – such an important truth housed in this light and lovely verse!

  • umbra
    umbraalmost 5 years ago

    oh what fun…..i need more of that in me sometimes i feel….

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgeralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful sweet lady!! xx

  • pmarella
    pmarellaalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful excellent work !

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...almost 5 years ago

    This is lovely why shouldn’t we still feel like this? Who cares who see!! Dance away with Dylan! Brilliantly crafted Sally a great collaboration again with Kevin – Hugz – David

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful poetry together with an awesome design

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    Oh I want to play :))
    your voice is so sweet and soft,

    just lovely my darling Sally xoxoxo

  • Andrew  Bailey
    Andrew Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    And what is wrong with an inner child? I am 66 years old and I talk to mine every day; I make plans with mine every day and I love my inner child. No one will ever take him away. I just love this piece, So fresh and just great a fave for sure.

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8almost 5 years ago

    so full of lightness and joyousness.. i love letting my inner child out to play

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