Mary Naylor

Rookie (12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

First Time (My Scariest Childhood Memory) - Poem by Mary Naylor

I don't know how high I
Was, but I was way up
There, clinging to a rafter.
Jump, Mary! Jump Mary,

JUMP! I looked down. WAY down!
My hands were slick with sweat.
My hot breath was gasping.
My cousins screamed, JUMP! JUMP!

My heart thudded and heaved.
I didn't jump, I fell.
Down, down, air all around.
I bounced in the hay.

I lay there for a minute.
My cousins looked awed.
I said, 'LET`'S DO IT AGAIN! '
They grinned and up we scampered.

Comments about First Time (My Scariest Childhood Memory) by Mary Naylor

  • (4/20/2008 2:37:00 AM)

    You were a brave little girl, though you did not know it at the time. Thank you for sharing this small adventure with your readers. Captivating, Mary.


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  • (4/19/2008 6:49:00 AM)

    A childhood memory that you have captured so beautifully..Thanks for sharing a bit of your childhood memories, Mary.
    Take care, i love you..
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  • (4/19/2008 4:32:00 AM)

    Mary this is delightful. Full of childish spirit and adventure. The terror, followed so quickly by the 'let's do it again.'. Reminds me of my first time on the Big Dipper at Luna park. I was such a wimp, but once I'd conquered my fear, no one could stop me. You capture childhood beautifully in this charming write. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008

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