Children Must Wonder

Happy Children Playing Kids

Innocent Looking Children Having Fun

Living life with an open mind

seeing it with a childlike wonder

and feeling they can handle

anything that comes their way

alone or with the help of others

Living in a world that has

both good and evil living side by side

neighbours not always getting along

streets where violence and gangs exist

countries that fight against each other

Living where parents don’t always agree

brothers and sisters pitted against each other

children brought into the world unwanted

homes needed for battered women

food stamps and food banks required

Living where innocence is lost

when children’s brains develop differently

some do not get hugs and guidance

basic needs are neglected by others

children must wonder why is this happening to us

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Peace To You and Peace To Me

She stood proudly by her tree

that was planted to remember

She put her fingers up to say

Peace She Says To All of Us

peace to everyone-to you and me

As she stood lovingly with her little sister

she looked around to see me

I took her picture to remember

this house, this time and Kerissa with her tree

Her little sister wanted to take ownership,too

but she was reminded that she had her own tree

I planted this tree, she seemed to say!

My youngest granddaughter loved

to show off her tree

It was one of the trees

Hold on tight, Lexie Loo!

that was bought to plant at the new house

She held it while daddy piled

all the soil around it

She showed me proudly

that it was hers to grow in the sun

That image of Lexie will stay

etched in my memory

Innocence of a Child

When I look into the face of my

Little Sierra Mary

dear little granddaughter who

has her great-grandmother’s name Mary

as a middle name, I see such innocence

She is a beautiful child who basks in

all the love all around her each day

She seeks out fun and laughter like

any other child I know

In the midst of hours of play  she has fun

with her cousins and sisters and friends

She is her parents’ and grandparents’

pride and joy-her smile lights up their lives


What does Santa put in children’s stockings today?

Stockings on a fireplace mantel.

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We were warned that we would

get coal if we were naughty

or  rabbits’ buttons!

Back then we got very little

but it still made us happy

Socks were not tightly full

of hard candy, grapes wrapped in brown paper

We cherished each mouthful

we slowly chewed or sucked on

Some nuts, an apple and orange

and if we were really lucky a chocolate bar

We’d open our stockings quickly

and peer inside, then remove one item at a time

In later years we got a can of pop too

and boy, were we happy with that drink!

I wonder what Santa Clause puts in stocking today

all hung up around the propane or wood fireplaces

Ipads and iphones and Turtles or Quality Street

Blackberries and laptops and Wii s-all such coveted items?

Once a ten year old told me he got a ski-doo

with all the gear to keep him warm

But you can’t put that in a stocking that

is only 40 cm long and 20 cm wide!

I am going to keep wondering until I find out

what  Santa Clause puts in children’s stockings today.

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