The 28th Day of Na/GloPoWriMo asks for optional prompt of recalling our favorite bedrooms in the manner of our choosing.  Mostly what I remember growing up shouldn’t be.

Mievielle Christmas Land -  Sparkling Earth

by Michael Doyle

Looking back without much remonstration
I recall how I lived across globe and nation
To say it one way I lived as a military brat
There would be much truth in saying that

Whether in on-base housing or the community
The places changed every two years for my family
But it would remain the same 3 rooms each time
And the same barren walls we got to climb

The kids rooms would remain plain, easy to move
No holes in the wall or tape or need to improve
Spartan and yet still the places of our retreat
No scuffles and no marks no how we'd entreat

But in those rooms, we'd play sometimes together
And sometimes alone was somehow just a bit better
Growing in our lives enriched with imagination
That consistency stayed no matter the destination

Books and music became some of my better best friends
There was many a world to live between bookends
Much to be grown inside as I strummed guitar and sang songs
And that was alright as long as it wasn't to loud or too long

Oh, but the places that in the end we had loved and seen
Becoming our best as sentient if somewhat confined human beings
And there was plenty of room outside to build forts and play
I suppose we found this quite natural in most every way

It got a little much with the eventful weekly inspections
White gloved and quarter tossed for our tidy dust detections
There would be no mercy for our dereliction in all of our duty
But, then again there was that world filled with beauty

(c) April 28, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Remnantt of Earth - Target Galaxy



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