Playing Outside

Today Claremont’s Wheeler Park has new playground equipment which is like most new structures for children – lots of plastic.

When I was a child, and even when my own children were young, our playgrounds had see-saws, also called teeter-totters, merry-go-rounds, steel slides and other equipment which could possibly cause great bodily harm. This poem by local poet Lucia Galloway perfectly captures the excitement of playing on the see-saw:

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To read the entire poem and other poems about another time, visit her website and check out her chapbook called Playing Outside.

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