|Through the eyes of a child|
You see no shapes in the clouds
Or the colours of the rainbow in the sky
You do not realise when seasons change
You do not stop to watch a butterfly.
Raindrops splash in puddles
And birds in the bushes sing
You listen but cannot hear
The sounds don't mean a thing.
There are no monsters under your bed
No dinosaurs outside your window,
You rush and hurry from dawn to dusk
You have no time to stop or go slow.
You have forgotten how to laugh
To smile at Life's tiny little things
Your brow is furrowed, shoulders hunched
To anxiety, worry and money you cling.
You live not for each moment
Nor for every minute of every day
You are always trying to get things done
No time to pause, impatient at each delay.
There was a time when all it took
Was the stars, the moon and the sun,
A stick, a leaf, a twig, a pebble,
To bring you joy and endless fun.
You had not a care in the world
There was a twinkle in your eye
Excitement, adventure, curiosity,
Imagination was always an ally.
All the books and all the learning
Cannot teach you to live your life,
Always wanting and always yearning.
The inspiration behind these words was the quote:
These verses are recent, but I have previously penned down my thoughts about how we can learn a lot from our children - The Teacher. Please take a moment to read that post if you will. Thank you.