Happy children scream and shout
They’ve no idea what the world is about
Maybe you understand more than it seems
Yet you are content just playing in the sun beams
Is it ignorance, courage, or something else?
A shield of protection from magic spells?
However you do it, please just know this
Grow up, and you’ll find adulthood a chasmic abyss
I suppose sparing you this would make me nicer
It’s just that life will advance on you like a spouting geyser
And I would sever my heart to make you wise
It is of little help to be caught by surprise
I know you will have to make your own mistakes
…But I’m jumping ahead, for goodness sake!
Let a sleeping child lie; let a playing child play
You will enter the world in your own time and way
Happy children, scream and shout!
Maybe I’m the one who doesn’t know what the world is about.
April 15, 2018 ¦¦ Lake Loveland, CO
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