~picture is not mine.
With nothing between me and this big world
I’m a little bit scared
But oh, does it feels great to be free!
I’m able to run all over, skip, dance, jump and prance!
I gave myself a jump in the air, twirled and ran a few steps
Stopping, I looked around and sniffed the smells of the afternoon
Oh, I’m free to play anywhere I want
I can feel the laughter bubbling up in my throat
It’s coming out, the sound of my laughter, so loud that it’s almost a snort
Oh, I’m rolling down the soft tall grasses on the hill and I’m feeling quite dizzy
But I won’t stop. Evidence of green grass particles stuck in my hair; my clothes stained green.
I’m free. I’m happy. I’m excited about everything in life.
Summertime laughter, yes, that’s what it is
~poem inspired by the story Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White