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Let those children be

Let those children be

You forces of sobriety
Just let those children be
Let them keep their wondrous ways
Don’t take their mystery
Do not fill them with your words 
And give them cause to fear
Let their mind be free of strife
And their hearts be pure and clear.

You can give them education
They must have this, of course
But do rob them of  elation
Do not use ugly force
Help their little souls to grow
Give them peace and harmony
And don’t tell them what you don’t know
Just help them to be free

Go easy on the history
All filled with grime and war
Don’t give them lies from ancient times
They don’t need this no more
Teach them how to meditate
And still their little minds
Don’t steal from them their openness
And make them like us, blind

Teach them about equality
And how we’re all the same
Don’t fill their minds with ugliness
Don’t make them play our games
And never fill their minds with hate
Just teach them how to love
And how to praise all natures gifts
Like the moon and the stars above.

1 November 2013 @ 0530hrs.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:42:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Let the children be children as long as possible. They try to make adults out of them too quickly these days. Let them have their dreams, they will be better people for it in the future. I was always a Lover of history, of just trying to see the way people lived through each time. This was a most interesting and easily understood piece. I do so like that about your writes Peter. I hope you and Vera are well my Friend. Let the children have their childhood always. Your Friend....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Michael, So glad that you see the same picture as I do. I wanted to be a musician when I was young, but all my dad could think of was sport...Thank you for all your wonderful comments, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 2:44:00 AM
    Bravo, bravo!! Thank you for this precious piece of work, Peter! Children are the most precious things in our lives, and around us, and we need to really care about what is good for them...7777s

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/1/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Bindu. I hate to see how we rob our children of their love for life, filling them with competition and ambition. I done the same many years ago, But I get another chance with my grandchildren, one who I act as the father to.. Your comments are so precious to me...peter
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Nice peter...let children be children as long as they can be....:-) happens soon enough....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/31/2013 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna, it is nice that others agree with my words....peter
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 6:57:00 PM
    oh peter, how i wish everyone would follow this wise advice! so beautifully expressed!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/31/2013 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene. I hate all the completion that we force onto our kids, and teach them things that we don't really know. The beauty of a child is magnificent but we steal their sense of mystery and make them old like us, As usual I appreciate your comments...Peter