Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Childhood", a poem, 105/365


The following poem was one of my first EVER attempts to write poetry (back in October 2010).  I thought about making a few tweaks, but decided not to.  The above photo is for "Partially Seen in January".
"Childhood"
by Margaret Bednar

Childhood is a time of wonderment
of security
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 was inspired by an amazing, heart touching poem (linked below) and it really got me thinking how childhood is so precious.

6 comments:

lisa said...

This just about says it all Margaret. Beautiful, and I love the photograph to go with it!

Patty Ann said...

Love the photograph and the link. so inspirational today.

Margaret Bednar said...

Lisa and Patty Ann - Thank you! I really do think we learn more from our kids than they learn from us.

Ginnie said...

Based on what I have read here at your site, Margaret, your children will have incredibly wonderful memories of their childhood!

Margaret Bednar said...

Ginnie. LOL, yes I think so. But you should here them complain! ;)

Margaret Bednar said...

(hear)