Poems By Request Double-Header

My niece Meghan from California, was back here (in Massachusetts) for a brief visit with her family recently and as we all  finished a fine meal at “The Villa Restaurant” in Wayland Mass. 01778 and our varied tastes and appetites had been satisfied to the fullest,(our dining menu that evening consisted of salads, Cobb and House Garden, clam chowder, roasted chicken and corn chowderlobster rolls, veal parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, fried scallops and two other entrée’s that I cannot remember at this time) as the food was deliciously prepared and graciously served by Beth our server for the evening, Meghan had asked if I still wrote poems. And as I do, still write poems, I said that I did, and I offered to write one for her. As it turns out I ended up writing two poems, for the first was deemed to be a bit too “deep” for an eleven year old girl. Though it had music* as the subject, which was her choosing it was decided that something more suiting to her age group might be in order. 

     So today, you are getting a rare double-header. Number one is the original poem and number two is the more whimsically written offering.

     Please, consider Thursday as a gateway to the weekend,


* Meghan is an accomplished violinist.

Meghan’s Wish

 Music ties the ears

to the heart,

and it binds us

heart to soul.

It’s like a bridge

and carries us,

over rocky shores

and shoals.

Or perhaps, more like

a vessel,

that may sail

to distant goals.

But yet, it’s echo stays,

within us.

And we must not,

lose hold.


 Jack Downing

July 2012


The Girl Who Twirled Off The World

She whirled

and she twirled

oh, the young girl,

she swirled.

Spinning so fast,

her feet, left this world.

So high in the sky

up and up, she did fly

and she did it so easy,

without even a try,

and then off in to space

she was hurled.

Around the sun

she spun and she spun

and she circled the planet

before she was done,

and she woke up in bed,

warm and curled.

Then rubbing her eyes

in a bit of surprise,

shoes, just her size

from the floor, up and rised,

as then out of sight,

they did twirl.


Jack Downing

July 2012

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9 Responses to Poems By Request Double-Header

  1. Lovely and whimsical… Yes,very much so. And now im hungry for a lobster roll.. 🙂

    • Glad to be of service..But after the meals I have been eating lately,a poem I wrote about moving to “Obese City”will be coming out soon..Watch for it. lol


      • I will and I guess I should be happy that they don;t have those here in the desert… seriously … I would be in trouble and having to move there myself. But for lobster rolls…it might be worth it.. maybe…

      • We would welcome a person of your calibre here..There aren’t enough now. Hmm, let’s see, toasted hot dog bun, with large chunks of fresh Maine lobster, tossed lightly in mayo with a bit of lettuce if you like for added taste..

  2. cdnpearly says:

    I’m Meghan’s mom…she LOVED the whimiscal poem very much! Delighted in fact. And, the lobstah roll was to die for! Thanks Uncle Jack! xoPearly

  3. Beth Ann says:

    Love both of them but the whimsical one is so fun!!!! Thanks for sharing a bit of Meghan with us!!!!

    • Ohh, as always, you are too kind.. But thanks I appreciate it.. Just between us Meghan was diagnosed with Stargaarts (sp?) Disease a year or so ago, it is a progressive macular degeneration disease and she will most likely be at least legally blind eventually. At the present time they have not found a cure, but at Harvard University, my brother was told that they truly believe that they will within ten years. Of course we are all hoping that it comes much sooner..She really is a trooper.


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