I was a Wandering (Hermit) Crab

Prompt 29 Hour 23

Write a poem about your childhood


1. My friend’s childhood memories seem so drab,

Contrast to my childhood – ‘coz I was like a wandering hermit crab,

2. Born a Cancerian – Crab being the sunsign symbol,

Through the years I have had many a fall and stumble,

3. Our family had to cope with the “transferable job” my father had,

Leaving a just-settled-home was always sad,

4. Upon each new job posting, we had a new house in a new town,

New school with new friends, life full of up and down,

5. Nomadic life taught this Crab valuable lessons,

To stay strong and count only the blessings.










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