A Single Mother at Magic Kingdom

Fairy tales, witches
magic enchantments
dreams sailing on clear seas
the world of children mixed with wonder

Angelic eyes fill with a lovely shine;
the laughter of kids
freshening the air
dissipating sadness

Carousel music fills the square
where sweetness springs like hope eternal
softening the skin
recalling your first time

The colors of innocence point the way
the excitement of children
traveling through life
on calliope notes and angel’s wings

and alone with her thoughts, their mother smiled

We will go on after you
there will be life after you
but you can never undo
what you have done.




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to A Single Mother at Magic Kingdom

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice work, Frank. Made me think about my step-daughter and her three year old.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Duncan McEwan says:

    Without a doubt the best of your poems that I have read!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Frank.

    Liked by 1 person

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