30 September 2014


Black Beauty by Anne Sewell

Black Beauty
My Friend


and the Beast

and Seek

and Falling

Toes and Heels

Boiling cauldrons
of Step Mothers

Kissing doesn’t
always heal.

Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast


Mary said...

I like the progression of this poem, Susan. (And, oh how I loved Black Beauty & My Friend Flicka.) The third stanza is a reminder, however, that all does not have a happy ending!

Kathryn Dyche said...

Oooh I like this . . . some great childhood memories there, though no step-mum's.

Brian Miller said...

no there are somethings that kisses dont heal...i like how you went from the book titles to something all the more real....

Jae Rose said...

No..They weren't called Grim(m) fairy tales for nothing.... ;)

Gabriella said...

I too like the progression of your poem, from loved books to the harsher reality of life.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, the books of childhood! My salvation. I note the truth in the closing lines.

Unknown said...

But books always soothe the pain.
I love old book covers. thanks for this week's prompt its a winner!

Nicholas said...

wonderful list. takes me back to my own child/teenhood.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah yes, the invaluable lessons found in stories!

Rallentanda said...

Ah childhood books fashioning an imagination. The wounds of childhood vary for the individual. Lucky are those who escape fairly unscathed.Childhood is so important in the memory scape.

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

Cutting Forests and avoiding the spindles, growing smaller and taller, now we have the Powerful Princesses Frozen and Fighting' and Lo the Magicians are flying all over...but on Brooms -where are the Carpets? Its a whole new World' Indeed the poem rolls back in Time' 'All Toads are not Princes'

Gen Giggles said...

A great poem calling on old favorites.

Nicole said...

Childhood wrapped up little poem. Thanks for sharing!