Tale Weavers: Poem – Synchronicity – “Safe” #amwriting #taleweavers #poetry #BellLetsTalk


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting last week’s Tale Weaver’s prompt which is: a story through the eyes of a child. 

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Credit: UnSplash

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Mommy you let go my hand, I’m quick–

Mere seconds pass, I’m laughing freely, 

I run. 

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Mommy, I’m giggling what it is —

Feeling free, everyone looks at me, 

Smiling.

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Down the aisles of Superstore, 

You’ve lost me, can you find me now? 

I’m fast.

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Boxes, packages to pull down, 

Grinning, happy, into candy, 

Sitting —

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Waiting for me on the shelf are —

My favourite chocolate and gummies;

Mommy? 

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Where’d you go? I think I’m lost, 

I’m scrunching my face, tears begin, 

Where’d you —

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Go? Mommy; don’t leave me here now, 

Some lady grabbed my hand and —

It hurts.

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She won’t let go, dragging me off, 

Stranger danger; no one helps me,

Let Go! 

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It’s okay now, Mommy is here

Holding you close, grabbing your hand;

She runs.

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Scared I’ll turn her in and I should, 

Who tries to kidnap a child in —

Daylight? —

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 At all? Cannot trust, stay near me, 

Now you know why and you’re safe, 

From harm.

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Mommy will never let you go, 

Her precious boy, her sweet sunshine, 

Is hers.

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 
 

8 thoughts on “Tale Weavers: Poem – Synchronicity – “Safe” #amwriting #taleweavers #poetry #BellLetsTalk

  1. Ameena k.g January 25, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    This is just beautiful. You depicted and expressed the kid’s apprehension. What a relief it was to find him safe again. Beautiful

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    • mandibelle16 January 25, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you Ameena. It was actually something that happened to me when I was about four. It was frightening when I figured out what was happening, and thankfully, my Mom was suddenly there.

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      • Ameena k.g January 25, 2017 / 2:46 pm

        Oh my God.. Wheew. I can’t even imagine how terrifying for you and your mother.

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      • mandibelle16 January 25, 2017 / 6:42 pm

        She was scared I could tell. Probably more than me who didn’t really realize what situation I was in until she grabbed me and pulled we away. Thanks 🙏

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  2. Lorraine January 25, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Your depiction is right on. And, how scary for you at 4 to be in such a situation.

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    • mandibelle16 January 25, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks Lorraine. It is scary because kids don’t think someone is bad until it’s too late. Luck for me, I was lost, but my Mom was keeping up 🙂

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      • Lorraine January 25, 2017 / 6:52 pm

        I got lost, separated from my class on a trip to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. That was scary but I got to ride in a sidecar, taken to the school bus staging grounds on a motorcycle. A kind soul found me crying, and turned me in.

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      • mandibelle16 January 25, 2017 / 8:48 pm

        Aw, that’s good they did. Turned out being fun for you as well!

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