Borrow my place
I watch them pass, children and adults
Humans of all ages, walking to school.
Skipping, hopping, running,
some slowly proceeding.
Just like the tempo of nature itself
we vary our strides, as time goes by.
Girls and boys from four to eleven;
Parents, grandparents, all ages.
All manner of mastering the hill
looking happy this sunny morn.
What delights me most are the bonds I see,
a mother and daughter giggling together,
a father running with his child on the shoulders,
a grandmother with and adoring girl by the hand.
As do many children whilst skipping ahead.
That is when I feel reporters should borrow my place
by the sunny window, facing the road.
What pictures and stories on the first page,
replacing the grim and the dark.
Fill the papers with vignettes of our daily lives,
There is so much beauty in a smile,
contentment in a bakery or a store.
People sharing lives and caring for one another.
Creating, writing, painting,
Making homes a place of fun,
of comfort and love.
A place to just be.
© miriam ivarson