How telling, the cries of children at play

play

Shrieks, yelps, hollers, squeals.

Giggles, chuckles, chortles and belly laughter.

Innocent, carefree, cheerful.

Hide-and seek, tackles, tussles, tumbles, wrestles.

Scraped knee, chipped tooth, fractured arm and tears.

Honest accidents.

No worries, no fear, no prejudice, no judgement.

The play goes on.

Healthy, happy, no care in the world but fun,

certain love will wipe bloodied knees and tears.

Because adults stay adults – responsible,

making certain there is food for the belly.

for bright eyes, strong bones and lungs robust,  hollaring carefree cries

The society is fair, just, equal.

GDP is up, businesses prospering and tax bearable,

because government is wise, the adults wealthy, the children healthy.

How telling the cries of children at play

Linger awhile, what can you hear?

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3 Comments

  1. June 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

    That is such a lovely poem and how children should be.

    • June 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Yes I do think that the cries of children at play reveals more about the society we live in then any other criteria. Happy societies, happy children, repressed societies, repressed children. Violent societies, violent children.

      • July 1, 2015 at 9:43 am

        Very true, and reports from UK are suggesting how unhappy children are there. How we progress a society is crucial.


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