At The Park


Zip across the zip wire

Flying with the wind

Feel the rush of excitement

Leave the world behind.


Swing up towards heaven

High up in the sky

Touch the clouds of freedom

Leave the world behind.


Slide down the Helter Skelter

As fast as you can go

Close your eyes as you descend

Leave the world behind.


Round and round getting dizzy

Everything starts to blur

Nothing is standing still

Leave the world behind.


Dig deeper in the sand pit

Touch the velvet yellow crush

Wallow in its softness

Leave the world behind.


Sit and soak in the sunlight

Feel God’s goodness on your face

Lose your fears and stop the stress

Leave the world behind.


Written for Poetry Jam

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12 Responses to At The Park

  1. Leave the world behind, sounds good to me! I love being outdoors at the park … it does alleviate stress. Lovely poem 🙂

  2. Laurie Kolp says:

    Such wonderful advice… and fun, too. I don’t think I could do the zip drive or spinny thing, though (inner ear probs), but I love to soak up the sun.

  3. Sara V says:

    Alan, what a wonderful flow of words, I just tumbled down each stanza with a smile–love your take on soaking 🙂

  4. brian miller says:

    smiles…very nice alan….zip lining is def fun…makes me think water park personally…love the big wave pools.. and water slides…and soaking in grace and leaving the troubles of the world behind does not sound bad either…

  5. Helen Dehner says:

    You and your photos!!! Enchanting ~~ as is your poetry.

  6. Mary says:

    There definitely are many ways that one can find to leave the world behind. My preference would NOT be for zip-lining. (LOL) Loved the last stanza especially!

  7. Sit and soak in the sunlight

    Feel God’s goodness on your face

    Lose your fears and stop the stress

    Leave the world behind.

    That is what I need to do every day for the next month EVERY DAY .. Great WORDS


  9. JInksy says:

    Perhaps it’s stress, rather than the world that needs leaving behind? 🙂 The world is kind of essential for life – stress isn’t. LOL

  10. When the kids were little we used to go to the park everyday. As you say, it was a great place to leave the world behind! I did a zip line at the Olympic Park in Canada – definitely left the world behind since all I could think to do was scream!

  11. Grace says:

    Lovely message specially the last verse ~ Now that spring is here, I can indeed soak in the sun ~

  12. peggygoetz says:

    I could use a day in the park like this!! We must all learn how to leave the world behind every so often! Thanks for such an interesting prompt!!

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