My little grandson, who is only just three,
Was snuggled one night upon my knee,
When he said something, which he'd not said before:
'Grandad", he said, 'You're a rusty old dinosaur! '
Children see the world with such innocent eyes,
But the words they dispense are not always wise;
Sometimes their words can seem hurtful and cold,
And their observations are quite literal and bold.
Very young children, you often will find,
Are a little too truthful and will speak their mind;
They do not say things to cause any harm,
And they don't mean to offend or cause alarm.
They just see the world in a different light:
A world which consists of only black and white;
You quickly gather by the things that they say,
That, to them, there doesn't exist any shades of grey.
They're unable to grasp complex feelings,
And their honest comments may leave you reeling.
Without any thought, they say what they see;
Their minds are still running wild and free.
The random things which young children say
Are pretty amusing in their own way;
Sometimes they seem wise beyond their years,
Although you may not quite believe your ears.
One day, their childhood, they'll leave behind,
And the things that they said will slip from their mind;
They'll feel embarrassed and their face will go red,
When they are reminded of the things that they said.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem