Imagination Nation

When we examine our lives
We have to ask why
Our imagination has left us,
What caused it to die?

Just a short time ago
Our imagination ran wild
But now it seems foolish
To think like a child.

Remembering the times
We spent at the beach
A new world before us
New treasures in reach.

Shells became seahorses
Or a mermaid’s tail
The larger the sea shell
The more awesome the tale.

Piers became gangplanks
Every man Captain Hook
Sailboats were pirate ships
Where’s the treasures they took?

Fish nibbling on your tummy
Did you feel that shark bite
Every container a crabs home
Though few lasted the night.

At night beaches got scary
The sounds twice as loud
Every movement a monster
Out on the prowl.

The castles and sand angels
We made just that day
Rounded and flattened
By God’s powerful waves.

Then all of a sudden
You look back in despair
What happened, what changed
Can I still go back there?

Is it part of not feeling
That’s caused us to stop
Using our imaginations
To view life all about.

Or perhaps just to busy,
Deadlines to meet
Stress our companion,
Be successful, compete.

But what are we missing
Living always like adults
Our minds, facts and figures
Our only purpose results.

Is that why as we get older
Our main focus our grandkids?
There’s a price for success
We never intended to give.

But life with our grandchildren
Gives us one final chance
To find out what’s important
Live a little, have a blast.

With the children the maestros
In life’s great symphony,
Instruments all about us
But it takes imagination to see.

So grab one and play it
Be a kid for a while
Use your imagination to travel
The journey’s worth while.

Remember, for life to be treasured
This thought must be embraced,
Swings once were for flying
And our kites reached outer space.

Mason Swinney

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About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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2 Responses to Imagination Nation

  1. Wonderfully expressed!!!


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