Daily Post Imagine (A Poem)


Today’s prompt from the Daily Post http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/daily-prompt-imagine/

Daily Prompt: Imagine All the People

The next time you’re in a public place — a coffeehouse, a park, a store — observe the people around you. Pick a person, a couple, or a group, and imagine what their lives might be like.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMAGINE.


© 2013 Creative Commons/ Freestock

Well I love to do this, but it has been a long while since I went people watching with my notebook. I should down tools and get to coffee shop right now, instead I will take the artists way out of this one…



Remember how easy it was for you as a child to conjure up dragons and monsters in your head,

How everything was an adventure to be enjoyed, even the rain.

Remember how the summer days seemed to last forever and it was daylight when night-time came.

Remember the simple life of your younger years,

What made you happy?

Lollipops, new records, your favourite band, fish fingers for tea or rice pudding for afters,

Getting ready for bed in fresh pyjamas.

Imagine how better life could be if we could keep hold of a little part of our simple childhood selves,

Imagine the smiles on your own children’s faces.

Seeing you as Peter Pan.

Magical, escapism just for a moment.

Hush now, listen.

Your inner voice is there, still part child.

Imagine following the voice.

Believing, once again in a landscape rich in possibilities,

What adventures you would have,

What stories you could tell.

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    • I like your take on this poem Kim. I wrote it with an adult in mind that had lost imagination due to the stress of the real world.
      I re-read it from the point of view of children losing their childhoods. It works.
      Poetry is personal isn’t it. Always open to interpretation.

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