Clanky Lanky Lane

This poem is part of the first collection of short stories I did almost 20 years ago. I dedicate this to all of those who are going through a major change in their lives.  Seasons don’t last forever, but the character God gives us does.

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Clanky  Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Jumpin’ over puddles in the rain

Some are small,

Some insane

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane.

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane,

Thirteen;

Two legs like thin green beans,

Not quite a little kid

Or a teen with growing pains,

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane.

RIN BOOTS

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Freckled-faced.

Cute

Thinks she’s just plain.

Got a younger sister

And one pushing eighteen.

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Little sister’s got attention,

Once again;

She’s mom & daddy’s baby

Attention  is  her middle name.

Poor Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Big sister’s wearing makeup

Being gorgeous is her game.

Has boys calling

Makes that phone ring

But not for,

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Feels so awkward

And out of place;

Confusion,

She’s feeling

Like a nobody.

Strange.

 

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Pouring out her troubles

To dad once again.

“Your growing up, Laney

Enjoy each step you take

They won’t come again.”

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

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Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane

Soon you’ll be an adult,

Things will never be the same.

You’re our little “changin’ girl”

Enjoy just being Lanky Lane,

A little bit longer,

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane.

Hands in the rain

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane.

Took Dad’s words

And smiled again.

 

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Looking out the window

At the rain,

Her boots came on

As before the same,

Clanky Lanky Lane, Lanky Lane,

Still jumpin’ puddles

Some insane!

Clankly Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About gpavants

I am a writer and a teacher. I feel my platform is to encourage people to live a life of faith.
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2 Responses to Clanky Lanky Lane

  1. Fathers are so important and their job amongst other things is to provide stability in a changing life and world for their children. Kind words of love and support always reach their mark, Gary.

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