A Child Outside

Chalk it up to age I guess, but I often find myself comparing today’s environment to that in which I lived as a kid.  Everything was new and exciting then.  Discovery was there for the taking and take it we did.  But the years dull the senses it seems, and we sacrifice the wonder that is captured by the vision of a child.

I sit and watch a child outside my window
An air of innocence is on display
Life is new to him, he has not felt yet
Things within his mind that cause dismay

His curiosity is overwhelming
Everything he sees he must explore
Adventure lurks around each hidden corner
Nothing is too little to ignore

Expressions on his face greet each new treasure
Validated by his youthful smile
Then off again to solve another mystery
His attention held by each but a short while

It seems that as I watch, the child grows older
The magic of his world begins to wane
Reality becomes his new companion
His boyish flights will not return again

I sit and watch a child outside my window
But I am not sure that is what I see
I think that what I view is a reflection
The memories of the child that once was me

Originally posted Sep 2013

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to A Child Outside

  1. laurie27wsmith says:

    This is very good Bob. Love it.

    Like

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