Justin Tallman

Rookie (September 4th,1989 / Milwaukee, WI)

Childhood


Leaves are falling
on the ground
snow will cover
all around
we sit inside
and play with toys
and video games

The sun comes up
melts away
all the worries
and troubles that sting
the thoughts of
our parents
now they start to sing

We jump in pools
play in fields
pick the flowers
dream with clouds
O how
summer was great

Can you smell
the barbecue
supper's ready
grab your plates
bite the smoky meat
off the bone
smell the charcoal
haze

Watch the pink
horizon
the sun sets
inviting fire flies
over just to say
'Hey! '

Climbing trees
jumping stumps
trading pokemon cards
will run
the time down
all the way
to none

There is dark
and ugly
all around
perverting sights
and every sound
but when being
a child
is this awesome
who could pay attention
to misery
when jokes were
profound?

Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Edited: Sunday, December 30, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Childhood by Justin Tallman )

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Tony Karas (12/26/2012 5:30:00 AM)

    Very well said. Childhood is a magical time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jac Harper (12/26/2012 5:14:00 AM)

    This so different to my poem of the same name. This is what I imagine a recent, happy childhood to have been. Very evocative. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,520 Points Dave Walker (12/26/2012 3:15:00 AM)

    A great flowing poem, like it a great write.
    May I invite you to read my new poem called,
    For Bartley Gorman King Of The Gypsies. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
[Hata Bildir]