I think that children ...

I think that children

who must discern cause and effect

within the structure of daily activity

especially at home -

whose young minds must hone survival skills

to sustain dignity intact -

often become poets

possessing practised powers

of acute observation

and able to sort details relative to the whole

with calculating minds

geared to steer perception to a desired end.

 

 

 

Cynthia Buell Thomas

March, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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elPintor

Sat 19th Nov 2016 00:18

Love the subject, along with that of your previous post..it is a wonder to behold how minds grow. As Laura hints, you must be willing to truly look within.

elP

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Fri 18th Nov 2016 20:44

we need more poets Cynthia that's for sure.

I'm reminded a little of my own comments on Jan Oskar Hansen's recent poem Almost a Killer.

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Laura Taylor

Fri 18th Nov 2016 13:28

Wow. You have very good eyesight, Cynth. I felt a little...exposed, reading this x

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