Robert William Service Childhood Poems

1.
Second Childhood

Some deem I'm gentle, some I'm kind:
It may be so,--I cannot say.
I know I have a simple mind
And see things in a simple way;
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2.
Second Childhood

When I go on my morning walk,
Because I'm mild,
If I be in the mood to talk
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3.
My Childhood God

When I was small the Lord appeared
Unto my mental eye
A gentle giant with a beard
Who homed up in the sky.
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