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A Child’s View

Give me a child’s view any day
Simplicity at best
Idealism untainted
Pureness that stands the test

And tell me where it will not go
What truths it will not yield
For children do not blow us up
Deprive the living fields

Children do not just suffocate
The riches that we see
Or zap the goodness of the world
Constrain autonomy

They don’t dictate autocratically
They don’t control, contrive
Nor stifle, choke, asphyxiate
But try to stay alive

No!  A child’s view is quite priceless
A gift just for the Earth
A treasure that innocently
Has power beyond their birth

English: A child's drawing of four people.

English: A child’s drawing of four people. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Inspired by Richard Anker’s poem “Swirling”
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Sat Nav or Paper Map?

Sat Nav or paper map
How do we find our way?
Or do we simply sniff it out
With nose to ground per se?

Perhaps we use the sun
And other easy clues
Such as road signs for directions
What guidance do we use?

But if we’re really lost
Off track and so astray
Then maybe none of these will help
To navigate life’s way

For then we simply must
Just stop! Evaluate!
And think just where we want to go
Before it’s far too late

And take the time to plan
Work out what we will do
Then climb back on the horse and ride
Determined to get through