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Spirit of the Child

November 25, 2014
By ScienceSpirit GOLD, Newtown, Pennsylvania
ScienceSpirit GOLD, Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." ~William James

As years settle to stone,

As newness weathers away,

Too often we lose the Spirit

That sprints through the fields,

Laughs, speaks freely,

Peeks beneath the stone,

Imagines flying and soaring and

What soon are wild winds of whim. 


They say we’ll know a wider world.

Clearer, Sharper, much more Real.

But as those fantasies shed their appeal

Our ideas, our sparks, are hurled



Away, Away, I too must go.

Away from the graying sights

And into the last of the rainbows -

I need fresh air

To fight the wear

Of everything can glow! 

And everyone can grow! 

And asking why, why, why...


I know a few who haven’t lost that Spirit.

So rare, beautiful -

Like the peek-a-boo flower in drab fields

Shifting the monotony of the day,

They sprinkle in color, a little sugar on top,

For Spirits to rejoice and fly once more.

The author's comments:

Perhaps we were biologically wired to love children, but psychologically we can adapt to be them once more.  

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