Learn More

Thomas Adams

Rookie (Sedalia, Mo.)

'Along the Line'


I remember being happy. And if it's all the same,
I'll tell she woke me up each day with 'Mommy's tickle game'.
And oh that sun was much too bright; my future, full of fame.
To hear my mother's vibrant voice as she called me by my name.

I smelled the air that dried the clothes that danced along the line.
And I would take the basket in when mom ran out of time.
Mom's in the house and moving round while I would tag behind.
She questioned me where I should be and I'd say I was fine.

When my mommy tucks me in at night, I must not make a peep.
All day I wait for this good time, my memory I must keep
A tender hand to pull them up, these covers in a heap.
My sisters said she wouldn't come unless I was asleep.

Now past some years the sun had dulled and mine's the'tickle game'.
And I call out to baby girl a vibrant given name.
She'd sing off key while I would boast her future full of fame.
While we would sing each week away, the song remained the same.

I catch myself a wondering off and mulling times before.
How mom would call me in to eat. Tall, standing by our door.
Then baby girl would ask me why I tend to look afright.
I'd say that I'm remembering when the sun was much too bright.

And when its time for one more tuck, I will not make a peep.
I'll wait all day, if I've the time for a memory I did keep.
That tender hand will pull me up, this man all in a heap.
And we'll both dance beside those clothes as soon as I'm asleep.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Thomas Adams
The Poetaster Jul/2013

Comments about this poem ('Along the Line' by Thomas Adams )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. E a Lua e as Estrelas e o Mundo, Gabriela Laufer
  2. Flower, Cee Bea
  3. Lavender, Cee Bea
  4. THE SHRIEK, Satish Verma
  5. The Terror, David Lewis Paget
  6. Union - within us, gajanan mishra
  7. Haiku(GOD), Aftab Alam
  8. chaos of Christmas near, lee fones
  9. The earth is moving, gajanan mishra
  10. ONLY YOU JESUS ONLY YOU, Michael P. Johnson

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Talking Turkeys!, Benjamin Zephaniah
  8. Racism Haiku - Ice Cream, john tiong chunghoo
  9. Blah Blah Blank Blank, vincent armone
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]