He stands forgotten in the garden
Children’s voices echo on the air
Shouts of glee taken by the wind
Scattered here there and everywhere
Short-lived joy of yesterday
Existing worlds apart
The man of snow stands in the cold
But he feels a warm glow in his heart
©Denise G Allen, 17 January 2013 06:31
God is love
and so, as his children, are we
now that He has set us free
from the wages of sin
to place our trust in Him
with child-like faith
to live our life
and live His love
©DGA 07 February 2012 06:14
Sidey’s Weekend Theme, 08.07.2011: Childhood
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Childhood: time for play
interaction with others
and forming friendships
Childhood: the basis
of character formation
and moral grounding
Image: By robertalamamma_photobucket.com
©DGA 09 July 2011 06:47
The waves break on the rocks,
White water sparkles as it drains
Over the surface and down
Into the crevices, cracks,
Holes and gaps
Where small children play
With their fishing nets.
They laugh aloud
As they try in vain
To catch the tiny fish
Who easily evade
The hunters’ wily ways
And swim from pool to pool
Through narrow tunnels
In the stone.
Photo’s: Author – Apologies for the quality – copied from an old video.
The Merry go Round
Laughing children on the ride,
Shouting, waving, being merry;
Parents standing round outside,
Smiling, calling, cameras clicking.
Up and down went the horses,
Round and round went the ride,
Faster, faster, screamed the kiddies,
And a knob was pressed to oblige.
The cries of joy became cries of fear
As panic filled them all;
Parents, children and bystanders
Realised it was out of control.
I jerked awake from my sleep
Relieved it was only a scare,
But next morning I was told by my children
Their school was going to the fair.
Sidey’s Weekend Theme: 01.10.2010 – Hiding
He shivered with anticipation,
As excitement filled the air,
He listened hard for footsteps,
But there were none to hear.
Waiting… wondering… heart fit to burst,
His thoughts running riot,
He pictured the path the hunter would take,
But, oh, it was hard to keep quiet.
Shrieks of laughter filled the air;
And he knew a child had been found,
Then he smiled to himself as he wriggled down
In his hidey hole, without a sound.