Trading Swords

We fought with daffodil swords
That never stayed straight
With tips always drooped in defeat,
But it never mattered when daffodils scattered
And littered the grass at our feet.

All our hope we would place in a big red balloon
As we set it to sail for the sun,
But though it deflated, our hope was inflated
By the journey just barely begun.

To fight in defeat and to hope all in vain
Is the courage it takes to be young,
While words like “forget” and “never regret”
Are swords of an elderly tongue. 

2018 Β© Sonya Annita Song

47 thoughts on “Trading Swords

  1. This is so calm and without effort as if poetry courses through your veins. Lovely!

    1. I am delighted you think so. Your gracious comment is much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh, to be a child again. A lovely reminder…I THINK I was one, once.

    1. I think you are right about that. πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent rhyming cupplet at the end. Easy flowing and artful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  4. I like the beautiful metaphors, especially the one in the first verse; and the overall message too!! πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you liked the metaphors. Your words are much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      1. My greatest pleasure!! πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely.

  6. Very true and perfectly written

  7. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.πŸ™‚

    1. And thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  8. I Got A Dream In Mind December 28, 2018 — 2:40 pm

    I’m speechless actually! Very inspiring in youthful mind to an adults time. Gallantly written. Again thanks?! 😊

    1. I found your comment in my spam box. I have no idea how it ended up there, but I apologize for how long it took me to reply. I will regularly check my spam box from now on. And thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. πŸ™‚

  9. I Got A Dream In Mind December 28, 2018 — 2:42 pm

    May I have your permission to share your abilities? Simply delightful.

    1. Of course you may share my writing with others. I am humbled that you would want to do so.

      1. I Got A Dream In Mind January 5, 2019 — 8:37 am

        Thank you, I’m humbled truly. Your writing is soothing to read.

        1. Thank you so kindly. πŸ™‚

        2. I Got A Dream In Mind January 7, 2019 — 1:08 pm

          I have a cat. His name is Mischief.

          1. That is the perfect name for a cat. πŸ™‚

            1. I Got A Dream In Mind January 7, 2019 — 1:10 pm

              He’s every bit of it too.

                1. I Got A Dream In Mind January 7, 2019 — 8:50 pm

                  πŸ˜‚

  10. Thanks for letting me discover your poems! They are so well written and refreshing to read. And thanks for liking my poems!

    1. I’m glad you could find something to enjoy over here. And it was my pleasure to visit your beautiful blog. πŸ™‚

  11. These words sing a comforting song allow emotion to come along in times when things go wrong no one should feel alone.

    1. Your words are themselves filled with comfort and compassion. Thank you.

  12. Love the lightheartedness of this poem! Well done!

    1. Thank you, Jordy! I hope your travels went (or are still going) wonderfully. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you, Sonya! Yes, back home now, visited my Father for Christmas. Getting back in gear. Hope you are having a great holiday!πŸ€—

  13. We love your poems Cubby. You’re a beautiful cat too.

    1. I’m glad you enjoy my poems. Cats are naturally beautiful. πŸ™‚

  14. Brilliantly penned! Brava!

  15. This read as sweetly as a childhood’s summer day. Lovely…

    1. Thank you so kindly for your heartwarming words. πŸ™‚

      1. My pleasure reading. πŸ™‚

  16. Sonya, what aberrant thought. Sheer brilliance

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