There Was A Twinkle In My Eyes

There was a twinkle in my eyes as I saw the children play outside,
Children of all ages (and adults) having fun coming down the slide.
Somehow I managed to get myself free after being a lonely man.
It was beautiful to watch them without electrical devises in hand.

I remembered my youth and hearing the laughing of their voices,
When running from different rides to another because we had choices.
The slide, the monkey bars, the swings, or the seesaw to name a few,
With a loli pop in our mouths that had a gum inside that we could chew.

Yes, I was proud that we had made strides to invent many wonders,
But I also thought about the lost lives in many wars and their blunders.
Sure I was free to enjoy the modern technology we possessed today,
Yet I was troubled that many children indoors that hadn’t come out to play.

There was a twinkle in my eyes watching children run in the chase game,

My youth feelings wanted to tell them how to play since it was not the same.
Strangely enough I knew it was not wise to do since the changing ways,
So many untrusting people selling drugs and maniac ideas gone astray.

So I sat on the bench as phones rang and parents picked up and left so fast,
It saddened me as children cried wanting to let the experience of fun last.
I stood up and watch those adults in their cars with lap tops drive away,
Then I heard them raise their voices and shout that everything was okay.

I walked away with my smile gone and my head facing down to the ground,
Suddenly the words, “Hey, mister, can you help me?” Oh what a beautiful sound.
It was a teacher with her class on a field trip asking me to help as they played,
There was a twinkle in my eyes when the bus left and proud that I had stayed.

Copyright © Oscarelizondo Thursday August 19, 2010 2:03 PM

There Was A Twinkle In My Eyes

oscarelizondo

Harlingen, United States

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There are still nice people in this world that can help make a difference. It is in our hearts to find them and surround ourselves with those with stories to tell and with hands of gold that still have the kindness to teach the right things.

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