Dee Daffodil


The Big Rock (Revised) - Poem by Dee Daffodil

When I was small,
I had it all.
Beaches to explore,
Trees to climb,
Meadows full of wild flowers,
And of course,
The big rock.

The big rock was huge,
When I was seven,
And upon it I would climb,
With fishin rod in hand,
To stake my claim,
On all that lay below.

This was my rock,
And mine alone.
My safe haven,
My royal throne,
My happy place,
My home sweet home.

From my perch up high,
I could watch the sky,
Or wait for the tides to change.
It was wonderful there,
And so full of life.
A child's safe haven,
Free from all strife.

See part 2...How the Rock Felt


Comments about The Big Rock (Revised) by Dee Daffodil

  • (2/9/2007 3:42:00 PM)

    You took this reader right to that rock, had him fishing there with you and looking down in to the sea. Evocative and picturesque writing. Great work. jim xx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 5:48:00 PM)

    This is an excellent poem Dee. You have a real affinity with the child's view of the world and an ability to translate it for the rest of us. Well structured and not over-worded. Fine work. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (9/25/2006 1:41:00 PM)

    Wow! this reminds me of the mountain I so loved to climb back home in Lesotho, I used to call it my rock of ages.
    Thank you again for taking me back to those days with this good poem.
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  • (8/9/2006 11:41:00 AM)

    It kinda reminds me of how little kids love to play in empty cardboard boxes...a wonderful piece yet again.

    Eni da kid :)
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  • (7/13/2006 2:17:00 AM)

    wow..glad u told me to read this one....it's wonderful....

    Preets
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  • (7/3/2006 10:42:00 PM)

    you know what Dee, if you look at that big rock now...you will see how small a rock it really is...but as a child that was the universe...love...nalini (Report)Reply

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  • (6/23/2006 8:49:00 AM)

    This one rocks! Wonderful poem Dee. Warmest wishes, Justine (Report)Reply

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  • (6/13/2006 11:59:00 AM)

    Ahhhh... and the heat they throw off later in the day when the sun is fading is like a mother's loving hug. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (6/9/2006 1:09:00 PM)

    One of my most beautiful experiences was climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, The views were unspeakably wonderful, the eye drawn into the distance and such a peace all around, Thankyou for this great poem and thankyou also for the lovely memories
    Love Duncan X
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  • (6/9/2006 1:14:00 AM)

    I love big rocks dee, the bigger the better, hahahahahaha and fishing poles nice, , , , catch anything? Love dave xxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2006 2:47:00 AM)

    A solid rock of a piece... stirs reminiscences. You're a relaxing read in the morning DD! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 15, 2006


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