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April Tanka #13

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.


A Three Different Park Day

Three different Park Day

a day to compare swing height

or the quickest slides

Monkey Bar Challenge.

To spring into play

tangent as the main event

hear Ice Cream Truck song

plastic tunnel crawl

Spend an hour each park

end an hour with full speed spin

of tire on metal

mounted chain above

Stopped to watch ducks

who lived at Virginia Lake

Canadian Geese

and White Mother Goose

Played King of the Pack

oldest makes the youngest win

conqueror of slides

master of the bars

Hours this morning

maybe we'll spend the whole day

finding a new park

a plot of new land

© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann


manatita44 from london on April 13, 2021:

Ha-ha. My memory is not so bad after all. Chuckle. How time flies!

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 13, 2021:

Thanks John. The kids are much older now but I liked this picture.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 13, 2021:

Thank you manatita. This is an old picture. The oldest boy is starting High School and the younger boy turned 8 yesterday! Hannah is not in the picture but she is well and starting Middle School.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 13, 2021:

Great work, Jamie. Love the tanka and pic of the kids.

manatita44 from london on April 13, 2021:

An exquisite piece and good luck for April Month. Lovely to see the kids. No problems if they are, but is it all boys? I thought you had a girl, no? Peace.

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