Sunday, June 12, 2011

Live Like Children

Age saw two quiet children
Go loving by at twilight*
Holding hands and a’skipping
Twas quite a lovely sight

Without a care or worry
Over looming senescence
They hit the ground rolling
In earth’s field of innocence

Until they set their eyes above
Reveled in the moment’s hand
Made wishes on stars falling
Reveled in God’s mighty land

Age watched in disillusion
Wondered why the merriment
Did not these children realize
Life’s too short for sentiment?

Then at that very moment
An overwhelming flash of light
Encircled Age with calming words,
“The children have it right.”

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poetic Bloomings- Favorite line from a poem

*Carpe Diem by Robert Frost: "Age saw two quiet children go loving by at twilight."


Gemma Wiseman said...

It's a pity that age claims wisdom but sometimes overlooks blindness! Lovely poem!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Enjoyed this enough over at Poetic Bloomings to want to see your additions. Seriously loving this version! I like how you worked in the rhyme without making it too obvious- fits the tone of the poem perfectly.

Elizabeth Johnson said...

PS- I'm a Frost fan too!

Bubba said...

Children are the wisest of us in many regards. Nice piece, Laurie.

The Poet said...

Sometimes, we forget what it was like to be a child.

Very nice.

Laurie Kolp said...

So true... and thanks.