Posted by: boromax | September 29, 2020

High Shelf, Out of Reach

heart of a child

serene, clean, untrampled

mind of a child

wonder, imagination, creativity

life of a child

new, fresh, learning

under the bed, in the dark corners

and in the closets

lurk monsters, beasts, and predators

let’s leave those to the imagination

let life’s lessons come less loudly

find a place

to stash the politics

out of the reach of children

Written in response to Tuesday Writing Prompt from https://godoggocafe.com/2020/09/29/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-september-392020/


Responses

  1. I wasn’t sure where the poem was going but wow! what a terrific ending!!

    • Thank you, John!

  2. Great take on the prompt!

    • Thank you, Angela!

  3. Hi Ed,

    Let them stay as innocent as they can until they are really ready. Rock on!

    Gary

    On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM ~ Trivial Music Silliness ~ wrote:

    > boromax posted: ” heart of a child serene, clean, untrampled mind of a > child wonder, imagination, creativity life of a child new, fresh, learning > under the bed, in the dark corners and in the closets lurk monsters, > beasts, and predators let’s le” >

  4. I agree. I do not like the thought of childhoods stolen, which I perceive to be the case more often than not these days.

  5. Children!!! God’ precious gift to us and His vote of confidence! We should treasure them and enjoy them indeed! They are good for us!

    My favorite: “let’s leave those to the imagination

    let life’s lessons come less loudly”

    Amen!

    P

    • Thank you, Peach. Yes. I’m afraid many of us do not cherish and protect children the way we should.

  6. *God’s

  7. “find a place / to stash the politics / out of the reach of the children” – this is such an awesome ending!

    • Thank you!


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