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Different Spaces for Different Ages: Six Years Old

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


Six Years Old

There once was a 6 year old boy who

knew to spread out his arms when he flew

around house as a plane

like a dance for the rain

after finding some help with his shoe.

With a six year old strut to the bus

and hair always slicked back for no fuss

he is ready to learn

in his class, waits his turn

he has so much he wants to discuss.

In the weekends he snuggles with Dad

watching cartoons can never be bad

so they share their candy

with the remote handy

awesome moments he has with Grand Dad.

Sometimes he’s a little insecure

so he’ll stop and he’ll pet the cat’s fur

removes doubt from his thoughts

while he works out the knots

to go back to a time that’s simpler.

To have been a six year old boy

to remember a small world with joy

a blessed childhood of play

building thoughts every day

as he moves through his world with his toy.

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann