Leonard Sims

How Happy As A Child Was I

How happy as a child was I?
Very much indeed I tell you why.
It was like waking up one day in paradise
Where everything was wonderful and nice.

I will not forget my childhood days
How I would observe this nature’s ways.
The magic that was the environment
Became my greatest entertainment.

I will not forget when I was small
How I would look at trees so big and tall.
Climbing and picking fruits, walking beneath them
Filled me with awe as if I was in heaven.

I will not forget my youthful years
How I would watch the plants and flowers.
Touching the leaves, counting the buds
Felt like playing the toys of the gods.

I will not forget the days I was a lad
How cute animals could make me glad.
Puppies, chicks and kittens, aren’t they delightful?
And fish and birds and insects, aren’t they colorful?

And so I will not forget my life as a boy
How I could feel the simplest thrill, the purest joy.
I really was so happy, really was so happy
‘Cause what I saw, 'cause what I saw was beauty.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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  • Bonnie Collins (6/10/2008 12:44:00 AM)

    Excellent write filled with so much vivid imagery, and very delightfull to read, it takes the reader along with your sentimental journey to a land when the times were so much simpler, it says alot when you think of it.....


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