Paving Paradise Posted on August 5, 2015 by Caitlin Gramley Reply Post-tornado Mayflower, Arkansas. CC2.0 photo by Carol von Canon. Two little girls tender feet giggles echo through the trees Tag! You’re it! Crackles and pops the girls dance around the falling ash campfire light aglow on sun burnt faces Bike rides and sword fights falls and bruises marshmallow wishes under the stars Summers were once magical when time seemed to stop preserving memories in its humid haze But childhood comes to a screeching halt as adulthood comes crashing down like a wrecking ball Paradise laying crumpled on the grass forgotten memories scattered on once sacred ground Soon to be discarded paved over glass and steel to take it’s place ____________________________________________________________________________________ Written for WarmUp Wednesday!