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Swing Away



An amusement worth trying

It’s the closest to flying

With legs and arms pumping

It sends our hearts thumping


When young, it’s a thrill

Now I’m over the hill

And unduly cautious

And prone to be nauseous


Yet given the chance

Across sand I dance

And grab nearest swing

To fly without wings


I might look quite silly

With my slip showing frilly

My knees crack and pop

Once started I can’t stop!


But soon my head aches

Yikes! It comes with no brakes!

I’ll drag feet until

I am dizzy, but still…


There's a child that's inside

That says YES! to each ride

And I'll stay ever young

Till the last swing has swung!

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