Poetry Friday: “The Kids Are Away” – plus links, links, links!
I know, I’m a day early…but my wife is giving birth today to her 2nd child (my 4th), and I thought she might be a tad annoyed with me if I spent my time in front of the computer rather than by her side.
And honestly, by her side is the only place I want to be right now.
So I’m sharing with you a poem I wrote several years ago – 2001, as a matter of fact. It came about as I was enjoying some quiet time with my first wife while our two daughters were away visiting their grandparents. It’s a children’s poem for adults, if that makes sense. Hope you like it.
“The Kids Are Away”
Nothing has been broken.
Nothing has been torn.
No clothes are piled upon the floor
after they’ve been worn.
There’s been no angry yelling
and no one’s hurt or mad.
This house seems awful quiet
when there’s just a mom and dad.
– © 2001, Matt Forrest Esenwine
Now, for the links!
For the complete Poetry Friday roundup, please visit Steps and Staircases!
Also, please be sure to check out my interview with children’s author/poet David Elliott at Poetry at Play from earlier this week, if you haven’t already!
Finally, I’d like to give a quick shout-out to my online critique group, Poet’s Garage! This is one extremely talented crew, and I’m honoured that they accepted me into their clan just a few months ago. Click on the graphic below to learn a little more about each of us, and if you follow Poetry Friday with any kind of regularity, I’m sure you’ll recognize many of the faces and names!
Thanks for visiting, and the next time we talk, you’ll hear a baby in the background! (Well, I will, anyway) Have a great weekend!
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