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Where is it? Where did it go?
You know - the laughter, the fun,
The excitement and wonder
Dancing on a spree and singing off key
Smiling, crying and finding a way
Being amazed and feeling good
Dreaming, imagining, coloring
Coloring outside the lines
Hanging out and hanging up
Going on adventures both near and far
Feeling okay and feeling good enough
No worries, no fears
None that mattered anyway
What happened?
To jumping in puddles
Catching bats and butterflies
And becoming best friends
With someone you just met
Being superheroes and daredevils
Of seeing things and seeing more
Standing in awe
Why did it all go away?
So far, far away
Did it have to go?
Because letting go seems so wrong
Hey, do you wanna play?

© 2020 Loly Rinn 
Photo by Jed Villejo on Unsplash
Published inLatest Poetry


  1. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    A amazing poet. Read her work and enjoy.

  2. If we forget how to play, know laughter and have some fun. Would be a boring life. I try to do something fun daily. Thank you Loly for sharing your amazing work.

    • Fun is truly missing in our world. Thank you for sharing your heart.

      • I agree dear Loly. Wasn’t a bad Summer for me and my grandchildren. Lake St. Clair is near. The water was clean. the factories closed down and the we spend many days at the lake. We must create new things to do. You are welcome.

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