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Of Children, On Change

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Corinne
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Of Children, on Change

Winterís decent,
unwelcome tempests
clashing, crashing castles.
Purity of youth, a fragile fortress.

Worlds in miniature grapple change,
ties to the known untied, shoes that no longer fit.

Feelings of loss that darken dreams
shall soon surpass, so sleep sweet, my child.

Your blanket of sanctuary, shredded at the seams,
shall be mended by quieten hands.

Unadorned, the blameless sky beckons you to smile,
trees call upon you to skip, hop, and dance.

Imagination, saved up in heavenís coffers,
rains golden, sounds of laughter filling yards,
renewing souls.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey











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Denise
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1 posted 01-15-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Corinne! This gave me a soft peaceful feeling!    

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~

Paul Hoekman
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I can feel the contrast
as I read this
almost the struggle
between the simplicity of a child
and the reality and responsibility
of an adult.VERY UNIQUE!
Rus Bowden
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Corinne,

This is excellent, quite a good read you've turned out.  The calls to life for a child with winter descending this sleeptime.  So wonderful.

Rus
Nan
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Corinne - A person's poetry tells much about them.  Yours is consistently insightful, sagacious, and exudes contentment... How wonderful to see someone who appreciates the best life has to offer...
Corinne
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Denise, thank you - striving for calm in the midst of a storm!

And Paul - yes, you've nailed it!  Although, going back and reading this poem, it seems a bit obtuse to me (like, who could ever understand what this thing means!, when a child's world goes from idyllic to torn apart, the healing process begins again.  It's just sad that they have to become little adults so early in life....

Russ, thank you!

Nan, you are too kind!  Many lessons to go before I become the words you used here, but I have a great mentor that guides me on my way, giving me that swift kick in the bum on
a routine basis!

Corinne
 
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