91st Challenge - Let My Pen Write Of The Dreams I Hold Dear # 2

a poem by Kenneth Malvyn Clark, UK



To Dry A Tear


Once as a child I dreamt I could fly
soar like a bird high in the sky,
when I was ten I actually did try
leapt from a window two stories high.
Cardboard cut outs tied on with string
painted feathers to adorn each wing,
flapped both arms, fell to the ground
hit the lawn with a thudding sound.
Mum was furious Dad spitting mad
brother Colin, seemed somewhat glad.
Alas boyhood days that did soon disappear
when mum became an angel, later that year,
a childhood dream to a memory held dear,
that kiss from a mother, to dry a tear.



In response to Betty’s request


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