Catapults and Boiled Sweets

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Catapults and boiled sweets
Sailing boats and jam jars
Watching tadpoles
Playing in the woods
Hunting newts
Swings and roundabouts
Wistful thinking
For the days
That never were

Photo by Ylanite Koppens on

2 thoughts on “Catapults and Boiled Sweets

  1. Bridgette Thu March 24 2022 / 1:30 pm

    I love the rhythm of this one, and that last line is so good. It left me feeling that sense of nostalgia I often have for a life I didn’t live.


    • Scott Andrew Bailey Thu March 24 2022 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you, there are flashes of my own nostalgia in there, for some that I did live and some I wish I had.

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