This is the first selection in a poetry series the Palisadian-Post is debuting. If you have a poem about any topic that you would like to submit for consideration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Child in You
Take good care of your child
Though s/he may seem rather wild
With lots of love and affection
You both will find your direction.
There really is only one rule
Be honest and true though a fool
Though fears may burst into tears
Betraying your number in years
They’re shedding grace on your face
So the sun can shine in their place.
Proudly stand on your flat little feet
Look straight into the eyes that you meet
Truth will magically roll from your tongue
And you will stay forever young
Expanding so far and so wide
Feelings grow safe and secure
Tripping transforms into steps warm and sure
Whatever the form all always pure.
Take good care of you child
Though s/he may seem very wild
S/he’ll go where ever you go
And know whatever you know
And through all the fears of all the years
The child will grow very mild.
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