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Kid’s Party

Posted: June 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: poetry, writing | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Teddy Bear biscuits with smarties for eyes
baked on a paddle pop stick.
Up, down, up, down that gentle green slide.
Little people ruling the yard, cubby house, the world.
No tears pass-the-parcel with classic newspaper and trinkets.
One for each layer; each player.
With one sheet of personal and escort agency ads
to see if those big people are paying attention.
Fruit kebabs, homemade hummus and pizza.
When the music and dancing stopped in musical statues,
GeeBee clapped and YAYed for more.
She was out first but was only ever in it to boost player morale.

Happy Birthday Trixie!

Kids with their presents, ca. 1934 by Sam Hood. Uploaded to Flickr by State Library of New South Wales.

Kids with their presents, ca. 1934 by Sam Hood. Uploaded to Flickr by State Library of New South Wales.