Someone-Something Poem by Bryan Sefton

Someone-Something



A silent roundabout turning in an empty park
Chases yesterday's shadows through the windy dark
Their footsteps are but the rustle of dried out leaves
'Catch me! Catch me if you can! 'Was that the wind?
'Catch me if you can! ' I thought I heard someone call across the park
Then someone, something, touched me in the dark

Sand flows into the footprint of a child
As if a foot had but recent stood there
The edges crumble and begin to break
And a ghostly giggle, skipping through the air
Running through the bushes and the trees
Fades to become a dog's far distant bark
Then someone, something, touched me in the dark

The swings chains rattle, as if someone took a seat
I hear a scream come from the skelter slide
My dog comes whimpering at my feet
As if to say 'Master! Someone in the darkness hides
Yes, someone in the darkness hides
It is the shadows of my children, three
Laughing, giggling, playing in the past
Calling 'Come and play! ' to children yet to be

Though memories may seem to fade away
On occasions, such as this, a voice calls 'hark! '
Then someone, something, touches in the dark

Friday, June 12, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: memories
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Bryan Sefton

Farnsworth near Bolton, England, UK
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