A poem, inspired by my children.
The Great Bean Bag Ride of 2013
S. L. Poulton
My sister held tight to her pink
lumpy bean bag.
I held on
for the ride of my life.
Racing down the halls
Around the corner
Onto the tiles, a wonderful spin.
Through the kitchen
And the open door
Down the stairs
Thump thump thump.
Sister’s hand twitched under the bean bag
As I lifted my head,
“Are you ok?”
A fist rose in triumph
Followed by the laugh of a lifetime.
I will never forget the bean bag ride of 2013.