A Child's Soul

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A Child's Soul

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Without compare,

there is no greater beauty,

than the innocence of a child,

a life unfurling, a soul finding nourishment,

and a heart open to the adventure of life.


So new, the harshness of living,

is a rained out picnic,

a torn party dress,

and an ice cream lost to a thirsty ground,

all the devastation that finds tears.


How gently a soul can emerge,

within the glory of wonder,

and find a stance, a true self,

within the learning of loving hearts,

and the guidance of parents.


Eyes, clear and crystalline,

unencumbered by pretence or denial,

shine like a portal to a heart open and giving,

an acceptance of love and respect,

for this miracle of life given.


And in these moments of purity and perfection,

parents pay homage to life,

witnessing it's beauty and complexity,

and surrendering their own lives,

for this flesh and blood miracle of themselves.


How short this time,

this passing childhood,

when life untainted is a warm summer breeze,

a tiny feather adrift on a journey,

every vista a beauty to behold.


Hold tight this innocence,

for it will not and can not last,

but it is the foundation of a soul of worth,

a heart attuned to life,

and a love bestowed freely on a life understood.



There is no greater honor and privilege than to be a parent, to witness and guide a soul to a happy, loving and fulfilling life.

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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Yes, sacrifice is what a parent must accept in raring children. You must be proud, Martin. Must have done something right.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Great poem. Both of my children are extraordinary adults. A dinosaur hunter for the government and a extremely high priced chef. But the sacrifices!

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