Treasure Island

Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


THE CHILD'S WAY


If we would'nt have grabbed the childs hand-
to drag it our way
If we would have gone along with the child
in its own way-
We could have reached the child's world

With poetry in its speech
With music in its voice
With an inquisitive look-
which has a rare combination of love and mischief
With a stumbling walk-
which knows its way though
The child does'nt seem to be ignorant at all.

If only we would'nt have used our experience-
and our so called knowledge-
to grab the childs hand to drag it our way-
If only we would have ventured to go the childs way
We could have reached the 'child's world'

Submitted: Thursday, December 04, 2008

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  • Naidz Ladia (5/13/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    a child's way is not a sign of ignorance..that is a stage where adulescence and infancy takes place..we all pass thru that stage..as we grow older, mental and physical developes..matured people are more responsible and engage in different ways of life..but...have u noticed? ...happiness in childhood or njoyment during our childhood is different from adults..child plays and they are happy on that...no limitations..they laugh if they want, they cry if they want, they shout if needed...but not the adult...behavior are controlled...tho........children's world are more of fun, , , more of laughters and less of worries and no problems...naizz (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (2/20/2009 2:40:00 PM)

    I love this poem Samanyan.It is very well written and very perceptive on the programming of children by elders, which in later life may contribute to the child becoming the kind of adult he/she was never meant to be.The child may have to 'unlearn'what he/she has been taught in order to become a 'whole' human being.I have given this great poem a 10. (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (1/14/2009 11:53:00 PM)

    I remember I wrote an essay on children when studying and I interviewed children. Most said 'I wish adults would not look down on us as it makes us feel uncomfortable'. And your poem is so true
    as we have much to learn from them. Your words were expressive and interesting. Great poetry.
    Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Fiona Davidson (12/4/2008 2:46:00 AM)

    Children see things so simply don't they...as adults we always think we know whats best....well said...thank you (Report) Reply

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