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Springing from Youth… (Don’t let it ever happen)…



These old shoes

           finished with hopscotching

           on colorful sidewalks

           and have put red and blue marbles

           and jump-ropes into cessation


These wrinkled hands

           interred their baseball bats and ping pong balls

           deep into the cobwebbed past

           and forgot about sweet kites soaring

           amongst the bluest of skies


Old,impaired eyes

           traded the joy of simple flower-filled days

           for the complexity of money

           while they finished with oak trees

           and became buried in paperwork


Enjoying the Flowers (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

Enjoying the Flowers (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017



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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. Interesting Tom. I put away all those childhood things myself. Do not wish to fall and break a leg. Lol Loved your perfect photo of the ant.


  2. I really like your poem. While reading it, I’m thinking, I’ll still do all of those things! It would be sad indeed to put away all youthful things: what’s wrong with being young at heart?
    My skipping rope is in the kitchen and when my knees permit, I still skip! ( Very good for the heart and lungs!)
    And what an amazing photo of the red ant! I didn’t know there were any like this. 🙂


  3. Wonderful picture! I found myself working from the outside inwards, so didn’t obviously see what it was at first!


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