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The Children
by Jerelyn Craden
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Ah, sweet innocence!

Oh, the children

Innocent eyes

Pen scratchings on applications forms

Pink and yellow jackets

Purple hats and mittens

Kittens that wink

Free candies for being cute

Tooth fairies

Hurts that heal quickly

Demands met with hugs and sewn up hems


Children give us excuses for riding carousels

without dark glasses

Running in the wind

Counting stars, trains, making up names


Let us be children again


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Reviewed by Z McClure 12/11/2009
A good idea, Jerelyn. Made me reminiscence about my own childhood for a few moments after reading your wonderful poem. It is good to be reminded of the good things about childhood. Refreshing.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/14/2009
Amen to that one, Jerelyn...Very nice write..light and happy. It would be nice if we could be children again. The world would be a better place, free of bias, hate and all of the other ugly behaviours.

Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/11/2007
Very refreshing, with so much imagery.
I also like the way you structured this poem as well as its layout that suits the content.


Reviewed by Rebecca Wiles 10/17/2007
It reminds me of being a child..and of my kids..:)
I love those images too!
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 7/22/2007
My poem "Images" talks about the child inside of me. In some ways, I hope I never grow up! There is a loss of the "magic" of life that comes with maturity. But artists, poets and other creative types ALWAYS keep that "child" alive within, don't they? Your words are inspired. Thank you for sharing the magic in your soul.
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 5/25/2007
Hi! Jerelyn, I read your poem, "The Children" I found that it evokes feelings I had as a child and yes, if only I could be a child again for an hour. Let's make this world safer so that children can BE children. Best wishes. Please feel free to visit my site at or here in the "den".
Reviewed by Casey Harmon 11/13/2006
Good peom with a good point.
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 10/26/2006
Very nice and thought provoking. Do we always do things for the child sake or is it because we also want to be children ourselves. I have happy memories of both my own and my childrens childhood. perhaps it is a bit of both.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/14/2006
Oh! I so agree with you, Jerelyn. I love these sentiments. Now I don't feel so badly that many people say that I never grew up. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/7/2006
A very nice piece, Jerelyn. Too quickly we forget, n'est ce pas?

Reviewed by Jane Rodway 10/7/2006
AMEN AGAIN! I agree, this is why adults act like such asses, they forget these things that children live.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/7/2006
Reviewed by Aberjhani 10/7/2006
A very moving tribute the joys and value of child-like innocence.
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/7/2006
Amen, Jerelyn! My sentiments exactly. Well said.
Warmest regards,

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