Ken e Hall

Rookie (Last Century / England-Now Australian Citizen)

.........A Childs Centre Of Spirituality....... - Poem by Ken e Hall

The seeds of dreamtime dwell in the centre of a child's spirituality,
Natural wisdom's mindful appreciation of the present moment
Presents to their logic, angels can sing and teddy bears can talk,
Mummy will never leave and Pinocchio can walk,
Pussycats won't scratch and doggy's tails are toys,
Dolly's are for little girls and bats are for boys.
This dream of life in this state of heaven
Will change their thinking when they are seven,
Their little wonder brain absorbs knowledge so fast
With millions of nerve cells forming to last,
Verbals torrent "What's this, what's that, why this, who's that",
With a language learnt in no time flat.
They enter the zone of thinking, logic and learning at school,
With God's wisdom love and spirit we hold as the rule.
The march of time takes away the cuddly lovely little child,
To behold teenagers, young invigorating meek and mild
The core of their being formed with parental guidance and love.
With an inner kindness and respect soul stamped from above
The seeds of spirituality have grown thru their veins,
Now the world is their oyster to take charge of the reigns.


Comments about .........A Childs Centre Of Spirituality....... by Ken e Hall

  • Loppo LouieLoppo Louie (10/30/2019 1:27:00 PM)

    To the pearls of wisdom, pearl of a great poet. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Debby Bka Sassy PizzoDebby Bka Sassy Pizzo (1/14/2019 1:31:00 PM)

    You really tapped into your inner child for this poem.....beautifully expressed & expertly written. As the scripture says: train up a child in the way they should go & when they are old they will not depart from it (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (7/12/2014 8:42:00 AM)

    i must say this poem is just on point and the use of words is skilful.keep it up Ken (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Hans VrHans Vr (7/3/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    This is a pearl of a poem, a jewel, a bright diamond.
    Getting in a child's world of dreams and how we are each hit out of it.
    With seeds of spirituality planted at this very young age, chances are big we will enjoy them as wonderful teenagers. It is not 100% in our hands. Sometimes the seeds are there and are given no space to grow, But they do not die and with some patience they may blossom at a later time into fantastic flower trees.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Malaya RosesMalaya Roses (1/25/2011 5:55:00 AM)

    The poet is a really concern about his next generation and i can feel his frustration with current trend of life where's the benevolence less valuable than material.

    I read the intention, hope and commitment of the poet through this poem and the sincerity of his intention was well written.10+
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Jake Shelvey (2/13/2010 8:11:00 AM)

    Very good and beautifully written (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ritty Patnaik (12/20/2009 11:17:00 AM)

    dear ken.....this is exactly how my boy and girl have grown up.this lovely poem took me years back when we taught them values in life, now bearing fruits.i am not a grand mom yet, but would like to relive those moments.thanks for bringing old memories back!
    ritty
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ben Gieske (10/18/2009 6:52:00 PM)

    Has bit of a swing to it which I like, or maybe I am just thinking of children and their swings. Good balance and contrast. Certainly covers a lot about growing up in those early days. That last line leaves me thinking. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Philip Winchester (10/7/2009 5:23:00 AM)

    One of the Best Poems I have read in a while (Which was not self penned)
    No I liked it a Lot, I liked the style I liked its form, where it came from and where it went.I shall go there again when I get a moment.
    Meanwhile read the odd one of mine. try ' Bringing up Baby' a tribute sent to an Aussie New First Mum of 40......I love Critic Good or Bad.
    Kind Regards
    Philip
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Patti Masterman (9/22/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    This is magnificent and no easy task to grow the child from so small to a young adult in this many lines but you've done it so eloquently and well and left lots of room for hope and joy. Tremendous writing. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Marieta Maglas (8/30/2009 11:31:00 AM)

    ''The core of their being formed with parental guidance and love.
    With an inner kindness and respect soul stamped from above
    The seeds of spirituality have grown thru their veins,
    Now the world is their oyster for to take charge of the reigns.''
    excellent abstract poem, thank you for sharing.................10+++
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/26/2009 5:32:00 AM)

    The seeds of spirituality have grown thru their veins,
    Now the world is their oyster for to take charge of the reigns.
    children are supposed to take reignfrom us so it goes on and goes on.. so beautifuluu inter wovern with words..very good art poem and i liked it...10

    read mine child, schiil..no techer please and hen laid eggs
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • John KnightJohn Knight (8/24/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    This is a very informative poem - it shows great insight into the intellectual, social and spiritual development of Children. I have three Children (49,47,43) and eight Grandchildren (25,23,23,16,15,14,13,11) all of whom are developing spiritually. All Humans are made in the image of God and the Bible says that 'God has given to every Human a measure of Faith'. The final four verses amplify this and the importance of parental guidelines:

    The core of their being formed with parental guidence and love
    With an inner kindness and respect soul stamped from above
    The seeds of spirituallity have grown thru their veins
    Now the world is their oyster for to take charge of the reins.

    Best wishes - nice poem JOHN KNIGHT (UK) .
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Colin J...Colin J... (8/23/2009 3:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Ken,
    Colin J...
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (8/20/2009 10:58:00 PM)

    The first few words of this just grabbed me Ken- -' The seeds of dreamtime dwell in the centre of a child's spirituality ' - - how true that is.... and described so well here... warm and honest verse.....10 from Fay. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (8/19/2009 9:17:00 AM)

    Great rhythm and rhyme Ken. The saying 'give me a child until he/she is seven' is well
    used in your poem. These days there is more emphasis on the parent guiding their children with spirituality, as in our country, unless sent to a religious school, morals and spirituality are not taught in schools. Your words are wonderfully expressed and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your insight
    of a childs centre of spirituality. 10 love Karin
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Bhaswat Chakraborty (8/18/2009 6:35:00 AM)

    Amazingly, the children blossom in both - spirituality and cognitive faculties. You've put it very lucidly. Very well penned. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Nikunj Sharma (8/17/2009 7:14:00 AM)

    so true...........so clear.........so difficult to fathom, yet this is what they are and become over a period of time..........I have two daugters 7 and 11, so I have two shades of your poem already in my house.....

    hope you dont mind reading my poem called The little painter and Long live the ice cream..........
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 18 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, August 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 12, 2012


[Report Error]