Carefree girl on swing

Tethered to desk and steel quill, toes rapping, fingers tapping

an ever so slight facial mapping explodes epiphany

quelling deep deliberation, impelling ink on paper

 a discordance of metal savages tranquility

eliciting colorful ephemeral memories of bangles

 jangling on a breeze, swatting bees

plucking leaves, climbing trees

carefree days with not a worry

running, skipping through the trees, grass-stained knees

lips glossed nature’s nectar

she sighs  while tethered to less breezy moments

a girl sprightly as the leaves

without a care

an image of an insouciant self



Copyright 2017 by E. Denise Billups

Art: Courtesy of Shawna Erback

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Scarlet says:

    This is lovely. Flows wonderfully. 🙂


    1. Scarlet, I love that name. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed!!!! 🙂

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      1. Scarlet says:

        You’re welcome! Scarlet is a nickname since I have bright red hair, they also call me red, but I like scarlet better. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yes, Scarlet’s definitely better. 🙂

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  2. One word . . . beautiful! 🙂


  3. shruti502 says:

    Loved every word of this.Beautiful.


    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. True12imam says:

    So smooth with a gentle rhythm created the most beautiful scene …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! This memory is true. As a little girl I used to love the sound of bangles jangling. Thus the inspiration for this piece. I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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      1. True12imam says:

        Wow, how interesting! It’s truly amazing the way that a piece of our memories associated with particular emotions could easily be transferred through these magical words …


      2. I believe past memories are always there tucked in remote corners ready to be called upon at the rarest moments. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! :- )

      Liked by 1 person

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    1. Hi EulaliaX. I’ll give it some thought. But I wanted to keep this site uncluttered and mainly for writing. I will look into it further. Thank you! 🙂


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