Swing low~

Aug 18, 2009, 12:33 PM |

A push on the swing, a scream of delight is all that is heard at the park today. A man sits on the bench, watching the children. A girl, around nine, with long black hair, is giggling as she swings her legs fast. A boy, around ten, pushes her, higher and higher and higher...then he sees it. An attempt at the sky, trying to fly, she bursts free of the swing only to fall and skin some, well, skin. The boy rushes over to the poor, crying girl and kisses the bleeding skin. He helps her up, and rushes her to the house across the road. The man sits and thinks of songs lost to the wind...

~Swing low, sweet chariot, comin' forth to carry me home~