Lite Brite®, you can do each pattern one time, black sheets of paper,
we followed instructions, filled in the colors, or made our own designs,
Lite Brite® lasted longer than paddle ball, which broke within a day or so
fun till we snapped the elastic; you can’t really fix it, but Dad tried,
toys that we played with but seldom remember
the small plastic pieces that turn up years later,
we spelled “Happy Birthday” and turned all the lights out,
one of my gifts was a barrel of monkeys,
I’d like to do it all over, and we might, no one is certain,
that’s alright, let’s make a picture, we’ll give it a minute to shine..
small plastic pieces collecting in sofas,
like pegs and blue monkeys and balls with no paddles,
I blew out the candles and wished I was older,
remember when middle-school kids were enormous?
Lite Brite®, fun for the family, black sheet refills sold separately,
now, child, make your own pattern, and give it a minute to shine…