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		The child is a poet with innocent eyes
		And a bumpity A-B-C rhyme,
		A dancer whose feet with the rhythm of life
		Move in jubilant one-two-three time.

		The child is a doctor who heals with a kiss
		And treats with a serum called smile,
		A researcher who seeks out the meaning of life,
		Then explains it with unflinching style.

		The child is a chef who makes sandwich and Kool-Aid
		And thinks it a royal repast,
		A hero who battles the monsters and villains
		And renders our land safe at last.

		The child is a teacher, a sleuth, an explorer,
		Controller of race car and ship,
		Possessor of limitless spirit and mind
		With holster and gun at the hip.

		Reflections of children shine pure in the eyes
		Of those who are watching them grow,
		Remembering times when the sunrise meant journeys
		To lands where adults cannot go.


This poem was a first for me--the first ever accepted for publication, more 
than  thirty years ago.

PLACED FIRST in Nina Parmenter's I Can't Believe I Wrote That Contest, December 2018

posted on June 23, 2015

entered in Skat A's Premiere Contest 16 on January 29, 2018

March 14, 2019, entered in Mark Toney's Poetry Marathon, Mile 24
Placed 2nd

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/3/2019 10:32:00 AM
Your appreciation for the wonderment and imagination of childhood is so beautifully expressed, Janice. Such a great title too. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/3/2019 12:15:00 PM
Thanks so much, Susan. Janice
Date: 3/16/2019 11:58:00 AM
Well done, Janice, and so supportive of the wonderful virtues offered by our 'little giants'. Congratulations on your podium win! Hugs, Sandra
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/16/2019 12:37:00 PM
THANKS a million, Sandra! Janice
Date: 3/16/2019 11:33:00 AM
Welldone, Janice, congratulations on your well deserved win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/16/2019 12:38:00 PM
Thanks a million, Eve! Janice
Date: 3/15/2019 9:41:00 PM
Gorgeous write, Janice, and a subject dear to my heart ... love the flow and rhythm of this, and the exquisite phrasing - congratulations, Dear Poet - well-deserved! :-) <3
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/15/2019 11:11:00 PM
Greg, THANK YOU so much! Janice
Date: 3/15/2019 9:34:00 PM
Janice, I thoroughly enjoyed this, and the last stanza is brilliant! A Fav for me. Congratulations on your second-place win on Mile 24 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest. Only 3 contests to go before the final! ~Mark
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/15/2019 11:10:00 PM
Mark, I am so THRILLED with my placement and this wonderful comment! Janice
Date: 12/7/2018 12:35:00 AM
"Reflections of children shine pure in the eyes Of those who are watching them grow..." Wow! Well-expressed! Congrats!!! As a social worker in our church orphanage, I see kids as "little giants" by God's grace. God bless you.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/7/2018 7:04:00 AM
Thank you so much, Beata! Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 10:02:00 PM
There is only correct and well written information in this poem. Its short but full of truth.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/7/2018 7:08:00 AM
Thank you so much, Miranda! Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 9:39:00 PM
Congrats on your trophy win, Janice, nicely done. John
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/7/2018 7:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, John!
Date: 12/6/2018 8:41:00 PM
HEY!!! Congratulations Janice on your podium write. Even though I'm old now, I still dream some of the dreams I had as a boy, only now it's all about what could have been:) So many dreams left behind.
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Date: 12/6/2018 9:06:00 PM
Thanks so much, Danny! Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 6:27:00 PM
Best wishes and sincere congrats on your win in Nina's contest, Janice - blessings to you and yours for a joyous holiday season, my friend! :-) <3
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/6/2018 6:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, Greg! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 4:25:00 PM
Congrats Janice. Well done.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/6/2018 6:10:00 PM
Thanks so much, Curtis! Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 2:51:00 PM
The Children and Angels are smiling :)...congrats on your old & new win, Janice...love & light...{*J*}...^WW^
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/6/2018 6:10:00 PM
Thanks so much, WW! Janice
Date: 12/6/2018 2:39:00 PM
Very well-deserved congratulations Janice on your trophy win! This is such a beautiful tribute to the magic of childhood, wrapped up in gorgeous rhyme. How could I not absolutely love it? Thrilled to see you had this one published!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 12/6/2018 6:13:00 PM
Nina, I'm grinning so big my face is hurting! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PLACEMENT! Janice
Date: 6/27/2017 12:45:00 AM
A lovely tribute to children. Congrats on your win, Janice.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/27/2017 1:31:00 AM
Thanks so much, Afzal Janice
Date: 7/15/2016 2:55:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this beautiful poem my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/15/2016 3:36:00 PM
Thank you for being so supportive, BL! Janice
Date: 7/15/2016 3:53:00 AM
Congrats Janice, for your placement with this lovely piece!! ;-)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/15/2016 3:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Teddy! Janice
Date: 7/13/2016 1:02:00 AM
Janice, Congratulations on your awesome win. Thank you for the support. Stop by and enjoy the sanity of my newest Blog "In Red's Silent Fury." Always & Forever WUV ~LINDA~
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/15/2016 3:38:00 PM
Linda, thank YOU for sponsoring the contest and for my placement! Janice
Date: 6/9/2016 5:34:00 PM
Children are the future - Congrats on your win in the "Any Poem You Ever Penned" poetry contest. I enjoyed your work - Jesse
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/9/2016 6:59:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jesse. Janice
Date: 7/4/2015 1:11:00 AM
Hi Janice.. Congrats on your awesome write and well deserved win!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/6/2015 12:46:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Date: 6/30/2015 11:25:00 PM
Janice Congrats, this is a sweet win. Love **SKAT**
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/1/2015 3:14:00 PM
What a nice thing to say! Janice
Date: 6/30/2015 6:37:00 PM
Janice, Congratulations on your old favorite poem. Always ~LINDA~
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/1/2015 3:13:00 PM
Thanks for reading and for the congrats! Janice
Date: 6/29/2015 8:24:00 PM
I resally love this, Janice. A joy. Jolly well done. Viv x
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Date: 6/29/2015 8:24:00 PM
really, even. Must learn to type. x
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/30/2015 3:54:00 PM
Viv, I'm so glad you liked it! Don't worry about the typos. I make them by the dozens! Janice
Date: 6/28/2015 9:06:00 AM
For me this was a sheer pleasure to read. Congratulations.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/29/2015 2:23:00 PM
Thanks so much, Richard! Janice
Date: 6/28/2015 12:39:00 AM
Janice, Congrats on your win......Love SKAT
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/29/2015 2:23:00 PM
Thanks, SKAT A! Janice
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