Where Is The Child?

(Just a thought – not really a poem; just in case someone calls you “silly”)
Some people might have the notion that
while you are on your journey to adulthood
you must trade your silliness for a book
on proper behavior.
I challenge why, when we grow up,
we tend to put away our laughter,
our childish warp, and
the great sense of hilariousness
of our youth.
This is a bit like being introduced
to a room full of emptiness,
Laughter and silliness blasts anxiety,
it makes you feel good, sleep better,
and love your neighbor a little more.
Ultimately, I don’t think we need to
read a book on being a proper adult
or trade in our enormously young
and alive apparatus for a staunch,
stiff, and boring persona.
Where Is The Child?
It’s in all of us – If suppressed  in the past
it can be unleashed once again
We should have the same two wishes
at 22, 42 and 62.
Have Fun and Have Fun.
Now we can not always maintain a
fun course – That thing called life
steps right on our faces from time to time.
But if you can be an “adult” and still be
called “silly”, well I think you should
consider that a compliment.
You know where the child is
because it’s alive inside of you.
©  2012  DiAnne Ebejer
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About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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2 Responses to Where Is The Child?

  1. susie says:

    Oh my … we seem to be thinking of like things … funny how that works … and funny how themes play out internally … externally .. I love how you focus & hit the nail on the head with heart & truth . That thing called Life …. ahhh ….. love this ..

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  2. Thank you Susie! We do have a way of flying around in the same ether! I can’t think of anyone I’d rather share it with! xo

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