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Through the Eyes of a Child

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LindsayP
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       Through the eyes of a child

Kids sometimes say things with wondrous appeal
And this true story has left me beguiled,
It’s a tale of true innocence concerning a meal,
As seen through the eyes of a six year old child.

A mother took her son to a restaurant one day
Where he asked her if he could say grace,
Then bowing their heads at the table to pray,
These solemn words that we all should embrace.

God is so great and God is so good,
We thank you dear Lord for supplying the food,
And if Mum buys me a cone I’d like to include
An extra prayer God, to show gratitude.

He finished by saying, liberty and justice for all,
Spoken with satisfaction, he concluded, “ amen,”
And then amid the laughter that folks couldn’t stall,
I heard this nasty remark from a spiteful woman.

That’s what is wrong with this world today,
Fancy asking God for a serve of ice-cream,
Why kids of today just don’t know how to pray,
Well that is the way to me it would seem.

Hearing this, the little boy burst into tears,
“Mummy, did I do it wrong, is God mad at me,”
“Definitely not,” she assured him, giving him a squeeze,
“God is not mad at you and he would surely agree.”

Approaching the table was a chap with grey hair,
Who then winked at the lad and quietly he said,
“I know God thought that was a wonderful prayer,”
“Do you think so,” asked the boy, as he nodded his head.

Cross my heart, said the stranger, in tones heartening,
Then in a loud theatrical whisper and wisdom supreme,
He looked at the woman who had started the whole thing,
Saying, “too bad she never asks God for a little ice-cream.”

“Some times a little ice-cream is very good for the soul
And it helps sooth one’s problems in a busy life style,”
At the end of the meal Mum bought her son a soft cone
And gave it to him with a kind loving smile.

For a moment or two he looked at the cone,
Then did something that she will never forget,
He picked it up slowly and then all on his own
Placed it in front of the woman with no sign of regret.

With a big smile on his face and as if to console,
He said, lady this ice-cream is especially for you,
That man said that ice cream is good for the soul
And a boost for your soul is long over due.”  



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spunkygirl
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1 posted 10-05-2007 01:29 AM       View Profile for spunkygirl   Email spunkygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spunkygirl

This was wonderfully sweet, Through the mouths of babes, Love it!:0
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2 posted 10-05-2007 11:06 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Yes, "through the eyes of a child" ~ and through the eyes of a raconteur poet with a very old soul.

Your stories touch me deeply, LP. God bless you!

Love & Child Light,

Linda
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3 posted 10-05-2007 03:24 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

A delightful tale and wise too.
Greatly enjoyed.
Love,
Margherita
LindsayP
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4 posted 10-05-2007 11:19 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Spunky Girl, Linda and Margarheta, thank

you, kind folks, your comments always appreciated, warm hugs to you all and may God bless you.

Lindsay
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5 posted 10-06-2007 01:40 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Delightful!

- Owl
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6 posted 10-06-2007 07:29 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Now I want an icecream...and I'm not allowed this late...James
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Thanks James and Owl, ice creams for both of you, take care.

Lindsay
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8 posted 10-07-2007 03:15 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Enjoyed the tale and message, Lindsay.

Helen
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LindsayP,

There you goes.  Ice cream all around, it's on the house.

Bobby
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10 posted 10-07-2007 09:22 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

WONDERFULLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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Helen, Bobby & Arctic Wind, Ice creams for  

you all and hugs and thanks as well.

Lindsay
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Hi Lindsay, a great story my friend and one that should be shared, thanks for that, have a great day and take care.

Rick
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gave me a smile at the end...for the innocense of children~~

M
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very lovely story.

warrior undefeated

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15 posted 10-08-2007 06:03 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Hello Lindsay. I love this....the whole of it.....
the story, the meaning, the rhyme scheme, just all of it.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs and God bless,
Ethel
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16 posted 10-08-2007 07:54 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Very much enjoyed the read, my friend...Like James, I too want an ice cream . . . only I'm gonna go an get it!!  A sandwich!

jwesley
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Rick, Nakdthoughts,Warrior, Ethel and

JWesley, bless you all for your kind reply.

Have a great day and take care.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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18 posted 09-01-2010 09:55 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

A delightful tale that instructs as well.
 
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