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Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! The Wisdom of Toys


That worn, stuffed bear you hide -
have not quite thrown away

is more than your childhood
seen through rose-tinted time -

toys that speak,
toys that are talked to,
toys that simply listen

are the mediators between
the wisdom of the animal world
which shares with us, a heart

animals who live a blessed life
only in the present now,

and the wisdom that children bring
from the heaven that lies all about us
in our infancy, as the poet said;

toys are reflectors of our self
that remembered what's our self;
that remember what's our self.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 01, 2011

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