how do you like
moving as much water
as 99 pounds can splash
into his face
he likes them,
I can tell
as he shakes pond water
from his eyes
but those eyes sparkle
with more than splashed water
About Susan L Daniels
I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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Thank you, Danny. It was fun to watch. So innocent 🙂
Heh…yes. So cute, and such a priceless set of memories they make for themselves.
Yes, it was fun. 🙂
hahaha…good one susan:)
Thanks, Don.:) Not sure 45-year-olds are more subtle sometimes 🙂
You captured the essence so very perfectly
Audra, thanks. It was really cute.
Awww! This is perfect.
Thanks, Mama 🙂
It has such a whippersnapper, child-like tone, murmuring colors~Great !
Thanks, Deb. They were fun to watch.
I love both of your swimming poems. May I post a link to them on my blog?
Certainly–thanks so much!
Very cute and innocent 🙂
It was…fun to watch and record to embarass her later 😉
smiling at this one 🙂 nice sense of playfulness to it
do Mum-chaperones have rights to invade the privacy of adolescents? Ados have rights, and I protest on their behalf as I dive for a second helping of this poem! By the way, did the watching send the watcher down memory lane? Please invoke the 5th amendment where necessary here! Did it provoke any comparative analysis of flirting behaviours between decades? Plus ca change….:-)
LWKMD, Noel 🙂
First, I must defend the honor of Mom-chaperones, as said flirting was occurring three feet away from me–so blatant I could see it while swimming without my glasses, haha! So, it is all fair game to write about it.
As to memory lane–this interaction might have prompted a stroll or two and triggered a smile. Specifics are withheld to protect the innocent (or guilty). I hope my flirting, or “play with boys” as my daughter calls it, is a bit more subtle, but it very well might not be, depending on the extenuating circumstances. Et, oui, mon ami–Plus c’est la meme chose–Jean Baptiste’s words apply here in some ways 🙂
.Noel took the words out of my mouth, but I do agree with you now yes flirtation do happen at that age and as to whether they are guilty or innocent, that’s a whole other level of discussion. I do think no one gets smarter or more subtle at flirtation, anyone paying attention would always notice that.
🙂 spot on!
sweet and tender love
My daughter read this yesterday, and told me to “sleep with one eye open.”