From The Heart


Cadmium yellow blossoms surround

my young realm

as tall as my childhood eyes could see.

their sweet fragrance perfuming

my little kingdom

should I have stayed

in the small confined safe realm?

I wish I could have,

but all too soon

I was able to see over the tops

of my favorite bloom

and wonder at the world outside

with its hustle and bustle.

I still find childish delight

in the buttercup blooms,

but they are not surrounding me,

and holding me safe anymore in my realm.

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Rob Erskine's picture

We sigh for a lost youth. Lovely words.