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Let those children be

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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: 11/2/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Peter This is a wonderful and emotional write. Every line is filled with truth and sincerity. Nice job Thanks for the awesome comment on my Rainbow Love poem. Glad you found someone special.

  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