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As the Days Go By

Updated on June 19, 2013

As the days go by I sit and ponder,

What happened to that child who gazed upon the world with wonder,

A child full of laughter with hopes and dreams,

Who could always see the silver lining no matter how dark it seems,

The one who believed in aliens and magic,

Wearing his Spiderman pajamas and going to bed early was so tragic,

The one who woke up Christmas morning in awe,

Of the many presents Santa brought and the stockings full of candy he saw,

The one who's biggest care was Saturday cartoons,

While eating a bowl of cereal full of green clovers, pink hearts, and yellow moons,

The kid who practically lived for Halloween,

So he could dress up like Spiderman and eat candy until he turned green,

The one who's imagination ran wild and free,

That could see a mighty fort or a castle in an old oak tree,

Clothes all dirty and mud on his face,

Scabs on his knees a reminder of a lost bicycle race,

Suddenly it comes to me loud and clear,

He never really left he's still right here,

There's no reason why I can't still see the wonder in it all,

No reason I can't smile as I'm getting up from a fall,

Not one single things says I can't still dream,

And see the good in things no matter how bad it may seem.

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      Billy Joseph Ethridge 4 years ago from Georgetown, S.C.

      Thanks for your kind words, we all get caught up in the hustle and grind of what our lives have become and so many of us forget what its like to just stop worrying and enjoy life for just a precious few seconds everyday.

      We had it right at one time in our lives and within ourselves are those same feelings and thoughts just buried under worry, doubt, and fear. I believe that if we could manage to see the world through the eyes of the child we were once upon a time, maybe we could see some of the wonder and amazing things that we take for granted everyday and the beauty within them.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      I love this poem and I think we all feel like this at times. It's a truly inspirational work. Voted up!

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