Ode to a playground
A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.
You were a breath of fresh air on a hard day. At the first sight of you and my spirits lifted with ease, anxious for you to envelop me with all the familiar scents and sounds that calmed me. It was you I would run to when I was afraid, when I was tired, when I was hurt, and when I just needed a break. You loved my friends like your own and they, in turn, loved you. Holidays and birthdays were such big events with you, we made sure to include you in almost every single one.
I can still feel your embrace at night, how safe you made me feel. It’s as if no time has passed at all. There were many times I took you for granted, to be sure, but I hope you know that looking back I could never love another quite as much as I have loved you.
As an adult, I’ve grown more appreciative of the times I had during my youth. I look back with such fondness of you. You will always have a place in my hear and the memories of you will live inside me for many, many years to come.
I bid you farewell, my lovely childhood home, I will surely miss you.