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A Child's Awareness
by Mary Kathryn Cannon

Sunday, April 13, 2003

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After I pondered my thoughts while I
played today
from within my father's den
and as I peeped to see just where he's at
for if he saw me I'd be in trouble right then

I knew in my heart I shouldn't be there
but temptation got the best of me
for his room is so large and it looks so brand new
you just had to be there, you see!

It's not like my room-that's cluttered with junk
and you barley can see the floor-
He even has a chair that lets you bounce through the air
and, to me, that's what it was for

God knows I'm a child of many adventures
I just have to try out new things
but I don't forget my prayers, to let him know I care
for all his goodness on me he did spring

So, as I tip toe across the room
I glance at the picture on the wall
it's my father's face as I slip from yonder place
but, by gosh, he seems awfully tall

O'father in heaven, how little do we know
just how precious a child's life can really be
I look all around to behold all your blessings
that you bestow on them and me

That cozy warm den that's peaceful and quiet
it's like the place I found in you
for when it's all noisy and disheveled
then I exit my little feet to a better view

I do hope my dad will truly understand
that the little ones have problems, too
so when we need a special place to escape
there's no other place that will do

To just find a safe haven like dad's homey den
to forget all the wears and cares
for life gets to a child's heart, oh, so quickly
so he needs someone's shoulder to be there...

To welcome them in the rooms of our hearts
and to give comfort to them today
and not hold to them their many mistakes
but take time out and don't throw them away

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Reviewed by Julie Fox 4/11/2009
Beautiful! Thank you:)
Reviewed by Bennett 5/16/2007
Reviewed by Abe Rossi Jr 1/8/2007
Some great philosophy here. Life is too short to hold onto the little things that don't really matter anyway. Kids need good dad's! Peace Abel
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 4/13/2003
Exquisite and ingenius. A warm and cozy poem with many symbols of life and love and God. I think you should share this with your church, Mary. It's really precious. Ever thought of getting a book published?

Warm Love
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