by Margaret Bednar
Childhood is a time of wonderment
encouragement and possibilities.
Exploration begins every morning
with fresh faces and engaging smiles.
Each day approached with boundless energy.
As the sun rises, imagination flourishes
and inspiration is found in the simple.
Creativity soars with seemingly no boundaries.
Each day is for experimenting
and is about the process, not the end result.
Failure does not define who they are.
As they are tucked away each evening
sleepy heads are filled with questions.
Confident there are answers.
Parenthood is a time of great importance
a limited opportunity to re-learn life's secrets.
Offered in the sweetest of ways.
I totally feel silly posting this. But I read the amazing, heart touching poem below and it really got me to thinking how childhood is so precious. The above is more of a reflection than a poem. But I think it is a start to poetry - thinking about the deeper meanings of life. ...I can only get better, right?