Marilyn Lott

(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A Child’s Mind

The world is wide with wonder
For everything is new
A child’s mind is like a sponge
Or like a flower sipping morning dew

I love to watch them question
Every single thing
You never know what is next
And what each day will bring

Perhaps we too should open
Our minds deliciously
And see the world as a child does
How exciting life would be!

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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  • Siddharth Singh (11/23/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    The world is certainly wide with wonders.
    A lifetime isn't enough for all the answers.
    A wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Nikunj Sharma (10/29/2009 3:48:00 AM)

    very interesting poem, truly speaking about the childre's mind and the relates excitement.......mind like a sponge, , , , flower sipping dew, interesting images u create...thanks (Report) Reply

  • Raj Arumugam (10/6/2009 6:08:00 AM)

    the poem just captures so much of truth about the child-adult shift in our lives.... (Report) Reply

  • Ranjit Ravindran (9/28/2009 12:33:00 PM)

    'Perhaps we too should open
    Our minds deliciously
    And see the world as a child does
    How exciting life would be! '

    Liked this stanza the most... I present some of my issues to my little friends & get the most unconventional & brilliant solutions. They are free from all the prejudices that we have formed while evolving!

    Beautiful..10 (Report) Reply

  • HaZeM PaKKaR (8/20/2009 5:50:00 PM)

    '' How exciting life would be! '', if i read such a lovely poem every day..
    it's not about how MUCH the child knows,
    it's really about how MUCH he likes to ASK, to KNOW & to EXPLORE..
    the more we observe the chidren, the more beautiful life we have..
    this poem has been added to MyPoemList..
    thanks truly for sharing! ! (Report) Reply

  • Graham Russell (8/13/2009 7:20:00 AM)

    you paint a picture i can acually
    the mind of a child
    that beautiful wonder yet to be
    thank you... :) (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Terry (6/11/2009 2:56:00 PM)

    Yes I certainly agree because I am never losing my child's mind. Never. When we look at the world around us like a child does, then we find new things we have for so long taken for granted and really never noticed. We should never stray from our inner child, because that is the essence of who we are and always have been. A definite 10+++++ from me and thank you so much for sharing this delightful poem.

    Love & hugs,
    Barbara (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (6/2/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    beautifully written, and i am happy to say, i'll try to read a poem every day.
    you've written so many from what i could see
    seventy five pages of poetry.

    A DOUBLE TEN (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (4/21/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    Yes. You are very, very true in your observation. There is a child in you and so you are able to see life through their eyes. To be a child means to be innocent. Innocence means an unprejudiced, unconditioned heart. There is the sense of acceptance of life beyond our whims and fancies. (Report) Reply

  • Sr L (4/19/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    I like this poem alot. It's true, children see life in its pure form. And thank you for the comment on my poem, it inspires me. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Bagley (3/23/2009 10:23:00 PM)

    so wise, so true. One reason I have begun to write for children and love it so far. Very astute observation and glad you put it into a poem.
    Thank you too for all your encouraging words.
    Susan (Report) Reply

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