Picture poetry: A delightful image of Guyana

Pomeroon: Paddling Home After School (For John and Coleen Carpenter)Group of school children paddling home at mid-afternoon on the Pomeroon River. (Photo by Mark McWatt, 2009)

How can anyone forget the magic

of that childhood realm called

 “on the way home from school…”?

where children can shout at the world

and run in delight from the returning echo,

or kick tomorrow’s cares over the nearest fence

or pelt stones at the forbidden fruit

of concupiscence, hanging low….

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