Not a Simple Creature

Two children jumping up towards the camera
Talking to a neighbor’s child,
I think of the future standing there.
As the years go on, he will conquer it all.
He will change the world in amazing ways.

Children are not simple creatures.
Their potential is great.
Their mystery is even greater.
As their abilities grow stronger,
a powerful light illuminates their hearts.

Days and months pass.
Conquest is still waiting.
Children become rare orchids.
Each step they take is forward.

Once the changes occur,
the lessons will be well rewarded.
It’s not only the time and energy
that has been invested wisely.
The love and caring of a teacher
is an essential ingredient.

W. Wayne B.

New poetry book: Eyes of Hope

Follow me on Twitter: @williamwayneb

© 2016 W. Wayne B.
Original image: innocence.. the secret of our energy!. By Suyash Sonawane [Image license]

About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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