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Can You Take Me There

While together looking to far distant mountains Reaching high into clear evening air Seeming to speak much wiser than years He asks, “Daddy can you take me there?” Another day, spotting a train clattering by Silently watching its lumbering fare Counting to himself, the first of its cars Then asking if I could please take him there Often it is utterances similar to these From a mind of striving, unquenchable thirst Airplanes and water towers and ships traversing seas Seemingly, always something new to unearth Ever pleading, but always proudly For understanding just beyond grasp Becoming a little boy before my eyes Long since removed are his nursery wraps The longing to experience newfound wonder Pushes his footsteps in front of his path Behind I follow in childish anticipation Cherishing memories and building tomorrow’s past I learn more about life in each he discovers God ever clearer with this learning anew All these years I’ve walked my own way Now I realize our days together too few His journey is only recently beginning And my past experiences to him are just that So we’ll walk his path together in peace Counting and reading and jumping our craft And as monuments and majesty come before us I’ll be guiding the way of my eager young care I knowingly await what soon he’ll be asking “Daddy, can you take me there”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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