Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Celebrating World Poetry Day with Viking

The lovely people at Viking asked some bloggers if they would like to have a crack at writing something for World Poetry Day. I love an excuse to write and this was no exception, so I hastily agreed. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to write about until Viking kindly sent us some lovely gifts, to inspire us. The box included a beautiful quill pen, some writing paper and little canvas on an easel. The canvas was so cute and it gave me an idea, which inspired me to write the following poem. I hope you like it and a big thank you to Viking for the inspiration. 

The Importance of Memories

There's an old handprint still left on the wall,
From a time when I was really small,
At the time you weren't pleased with me,
As I splatted my chocolate gleefully.

You wiped it, scrubbed it, but the outline stayed,
A permanent homage to my messy ways.
You painted the walls a few years on,
But the handprint stain persisted on.

'It's the grease from the chocolate', I heard you say,
As you traced the outline of my hand one day.
That tiny hand seemed like a lifetime ago,
As you'd watch that same hand slowly grow.

That print had remained there, a stubborn stain,
Despite attempts to remove it again and again.
Yet, you suddenly saw it in a different way.
A hark back to a time of innocent play.

You realised that print, for all it's grime,
Reminded you of a wonderful time.
And suddenly that stain wasn't a dirty mark,
It was a very precious work of art!

1 comment

  1. You write brilliant poems Lucy as always and this one is so sweet.


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