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Beaming Delight

Looking out 

with my body jutting out 

against the window ledge 

at abdominal point 

Children cavorting 

at the playground in

squealing delight

Looking on

a refreshing cool breeze

gently caressing my face 

in the direction of birds 

flying past 

against the backdrop 

of splendor rays in projectiles 

a quick flash of childhood 


tugging my heart

of the blissful days of mirth 

and insouciance 

Smiles crinkling 

my face

as thoughts of those days long forgotten 

reclaiming its memory in my mind

How time flies 

Such pleasure of a child’s naivety joy

Embracing a world without bounds 

and fears

Yet age subtly crawls in

infiltrating my body

drawing out its youth and vigour 

leaving only sighs of lamenting 

of time ticking mercilessly on

without turning back its head 

to frown on the ruin it brings 

to this body of mine

Yet my Creator gently whispers 

your days here numbered

on My call He says

In smiles I look on again

with pleasure 

Taking in 

what the moment brings

© Derrick Lim


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