I wrote this when I was sat in a local park of mine and saw a lot of what is described in this poem.
As they run on the harshly textured ground,
We watch them try to kick a football only to fall on their small behinds.
As they hold onto our hands, their other reaches out for that all important ball.
Told no after numerous attempts, they give up, demonstrating their big puppy-dog eyes into our own.
When they sit down, they only stand up again to explore yet more of the wonderous world of green.
They approach random members of the public, unaware of the dangers they could hold.
They point their little fingers to the sky, cheering others of their kind to kick that very same ball.
Being adults, we don't see it as complicated.
But then we ask if it's really all as simple as
Toddler's football? ?
P.S. Do you see the metaphor? ? Post a comment.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.