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Posted: April 26th. 2008 4:40:06 PM
For What It's Worth
Age Group: Adult
For What It’s Worth
Like tunnel vision I think at times
The way adults see
So oft one minded
Caught in the burdening of life’s stresses
Within these graying and stark realities
We forget what truly matters
We do not stop to smell the roses
Or embrace the beauty of each petal
We merely toss them to the side in haste
Dismissing how much care is needed to see them grow
For what it’s worth
I believe children are much the same
With a need to be nurtured unconditionally
Mentally, emotionally, physically
They are our souls or piece of them anyway
They cannot be pushed to the side
Neglected or misused
They are our wise men and women of the future
Who will one day care for each of us
So should we not listen to what they have to say
Simply disregard their eccentricities
Children are who we shape them to be
With all due respect
Children see more
Than we could ever hope to see
They are our sanity and insanity
All at the same time
Our eyes and ears
Always ready to look and learn
They see color in the blackest voids
While we adults are too busy to even notice
They can’t remember what they had for lunch yesterday
But you can be sure
They’ll remind you of the day Mom set the grill on fire
Like little sponges taking in all that life showers upon them
I think it is we adults who take it all for granted
Whether unintentionally or intentionally
It is true none-the-less
Some would say
Children are only that
Their minds equivalent
That they cannot rationalize
Or see right from wrong
Oh but they can and they do
I do not believe they are all about amusement parks and cotton candy
No, certainly not
Though they may not always speak their mind
They know many times what they want and need
To experience life through their own eyes
Without missing a beat
And I believe whole-heartedly
That deep within them
Is voice just waiting to be set free
Author's Notes: So, I had asked my son a few months back if he would like to take a trip to Europe with me. He said yes, sure, whatever. When I told someone in my family they invited themselves along which is wonderful. All was good until they heard I would be taking my child with me and it would take me a bit more time to save up for the both of us. They immediately reminded me that children are nothing but children and why on earth would he want to go and why would I want to take him for my first time so far away and have to spend so much of my time looking after him. Well you know what, that’s my job! To look after him, nurture him and allow him to experience things for himself. Then I thought well maybe by his response he doesn’t really want to go.
Zach (my son) came home the other day and said, “look what I got Mom!” it’s a book about Paris. I said, “ok why?” “For when we go there!” lol. “Yes, but we’re going to England and Ireland, not Paris.” His little eyes turned so dim, “man, I got the wrong book” he said. They lit up though, as bright as the stars in the sky when I told him we would be taking a ferry to Ireland from England and all the other sites we would see in between. I knew at that moment there was absolutely no way I would leave my child behind no matter who bitches and moans about it!
Author's Location: Coral Springs, Florida
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