Wednesday, November 2, 2016

isn't there something that they can learn?

                                                       Attribution : Sam Hood - State Library of NSW (1935)
Image: Playing in thePark (here)

12 given words:
watching perfectly park dog something
breeze between tea coming sink task retrieve

radiance of playful feet watching the young ones
ambiance perfectly open to child-like innocence
in a park of freedom to movements and fun
not dogged by stress and layers of adult problems
but running and shrieking to their heart's content
isn't there something that adults can learn?

it is a breeze to mingle with the group's peers
nothing that intrudes in between to cause tension
like English tea on a lazy afternoon without fears
mingling devoid of any commercial interference
coming without greed to sink their differences
isn't there something that walls can comprehend?

developments and peace not imposed by war
tasks shared and returns jointly enjoyed by all
hatred retrieved and abandoned out the door
no threats nor strong-armed tactics to forestall
no corruption but good governance in management
isn't there something that the dead could have planned?

MMT's at Sunday's Whirligig #84
Mish's at d'Verse's Poetics  -  if walls could talk
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif the day of the dead


  1. I think it's hard for the young ones to really learn...

  2. It really is hard for the young folk to learn

  3. I think there are too many distractions from the basics of life and relationships.

  4. If only we could all live together free and innocent as God's children! You raise good questions...and longing.

  5. Yes, I think it's something we can all learn from.

  6. Beautifully deep and wise ❤️

  7. Even the young ones are selfish, cliquish, bullies... seems to be inherent... and then we too often don't give them good models. I guess I'm feeling cynical.

  8. Sometimes learning comes far to late, but it can show others.