Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ode To The Red Swing Set

An ode to the red swing set
That we've had for at least 3 years, I'll bet

Twas a gift from our friends the Whites
And took our kids to very fun heights

Coleman loved the "Tater Tot"
That's the teeter-totter, believe it or not

Under Dogs were Olivia's favorite thing
What fun and laughter that did bring

Alas, our kiddoes have outgrown this gig
For their little bodies have gotten too big

That red swing set has served us well,
But when it tipped over it hurt like...... a devil.

The red swing set has found a new home
And our back yard is now bare as a bone.

We'll miss you swing set, it is true,
We'll remember you always through and through.


gurrbonzo said...

Rest in peace, swingset! Did it really tip over? Ouch!

sara said...

I'm sure a very deserving family will love it too!!! We just got a hand me down swing set from some people that were moving. The kids love it and now I'm just waiting for another broken arm on one of them.

Jill said...

I LOVED your poem!!

Isn't it hard to say goodbye to some of our favorite toys? Is there some way to make our kids just stop growing?

Sara W said...

Please don't tell me it really tipped over! If it did, I have no idea who the White's are.

Terri said...

What a darling "ode!" You are equally talented with the written word, Lisa! :)