Childlike

by Kat   Dec 5, 2020


5 years old
It is Christmas Eve

waiting for the sleigh on the roof
unable to sleep

Is it not childlike
how we all believed?

We had eyes full of wonder
and a heart full of hope.

We were so innocent
it was so easy to cope

5 years old
first day of school

meeting new people
This is so COOL!

We had our cubby holes
and gained new friends

Smiled at one another
we all touched hands

Is it not amazing
how things have changed?

We truly had hope
did not know the definition of pain

then we got older
it all became clear

What i would not give to be Childlike
for a few more years.

5


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  • 1 month ago

    by Walter

    I have thought this so often and especially nearing Christmas what an absolute magical time it was to be a child. Life was a learning experience and unfortunately we soon discover all the hardships and pain associated with growing older. A trip down memory lane...beautifully written!

    • 1 month ago

      by Kat

      Thank you, Walter! ??

  • 1 month ago

    by Ren

    Ooof! Ain't that the truth? Nothing like that childlike innocence and the genuine love and curiosity that were once so strongly apart of our lives. Unfortunately so much of that can be lost in growing up. We are conditioned from day one to think a certain way, act a certain way, feel a certain way. Kind of puts a damper on the whole thing. However, bringing that inner child back as an adult and welcoming all of that sparkly, beautiful energy back into our lives can be so amazing and healing :) Anyway. I'll stop rambling. This is such a great write, packed with a powerful punch at the end there, and really provokes some deep thinking back to those good ol' days! Well done!!

    • 1 month ago

      by Kat

      Thank you so much, Ren! I truly appreciate that! So glad you enjoyed it!

  • 1 month ago

    by Keira Pickard

    This is powerful and , unfortunately, true. Many people suffer so terribly, sometimes when they're too young, and their innocence is snatched away.
    It's smooth throughout, and , overall, brilliant.

  • 1 month ago

    by Emi

    It is so wonderful that as kids we are all innocent but time and people changes us alot unfortunately many of us go through things that change our belief and our wonder and not always for the better either.. A lot of fold for thought here.
    Tske care

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