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28 October 2015

Leaps of Thought


His is a young mind.
It goes jump, jump, jump, very fast.
Mine is much older. It goes,
‘Hang on, let me take some time.
I need a run-up
to clear this hurdle.’

The surprising part
is that we manage to meet
in the middle somewhere,
ending up at the very same point.
There are ways
we do think alike.


Written for Poets United's Midweek Motif: Animation
Inspired by interaction with Surrogate Grandson.

18 comments:

  1. Haha! How I love the directness of the minds speaking, of the physical movement I feel in the meeting!

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  2. LOL. I so relate!!!!! I love this! Same goes for the little kids I look after - they think my sillyness is hilarious........................sort of a level playing field, at this stage of my life, hee hee.

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  3. Opposites do attract they say. "Vive la difference"

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  4. Lovely - the young and the old may seem different but are similar in more ways than one :D

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  5. It's wonderful when that meeting happens isn't it!!

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  6. Two great minds meeting in the middle - the perfect combination of youth and experience maybe?

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  7. How beautifully written! This poem was a sheer delight :)

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  8. Awwww. I love this! Meeting in the middle is wonderful. :)

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  9. So very true...there is a definite difference in the way an animated young mind works! Enjoy your time with grandson.

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  10. I just got back from a visit with my grandkids. What you write is so true, we do animate each other and meet in the middle somewhere. Love this.

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  11. I like the concept of a "run up to the hurdle." I've always needed that I think, even young.

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  12. Eventually we end up at the same place though we get there in different ways. Love the mind going jump jump jump. Too cute.

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  13. A generation gap is only a description. If two can synchronize and relate to each other better it may transcend the difference in age and can just work

    Hank.

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  14. I can definitely relate to this!

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  15. Awww...it's easy to relate to this, Rosemary! Thank goodness...the mind meets after a pause! Smiles...
    Lovely!

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  16. That is truly cute. Its nice having a little one around because it keeps you feeling young, or old, depends on your interpretation.

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  17. Oh, this is wonderfully animated adventure...

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  18. Meeting at the midpoint is wonderful!

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