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Childhood - Poem by David Bates

Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.

See it springing all around us --
Glad to know, and quick to learn;
Asking questions that confound us;
Teaching lessons in its turn.

Who loves not its joyous revel,
Leaping lightly on the lawn,
Up the knoll, along the level,
Free and graceful as a fawn?

Let it revel; it is nature
Giving to the little dears
Strength of limb, and healthful features,
For the toil of coming years.

He who checks a child with terror,
Stops its play, and stills its song,
Not alone commits an error,
But a great and moral wrong.

Give it play, and never fear it --
Active life is no defect;
Never, never break its spirit --
Curb it only to direct.

Would you dam the flowing river,
Thinking it would cease to flow?
Onward it must go forever --
Better teach it where to go.

Childhood is a fountain welling,
Trace its channel in the sand,
And its currents, spreading, swelling,
Will revive the withered land.

Childhood is the vernal season;
Trim and train the tender shoot;
Love is to the coming reason,
As the blossom to the fruit.

Tender twigs are bent and folded --
Art to nature beauty lends;
Childhood easily is moulded;
Manhood breaks, but seldom bends.


Comments about Childhood by David Bates

  • Gold Star - 160,634 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/10/2016 5:05:00 AM)

    Indeed, the days of childhood can never be compared with those of adolescence or young and old aged......Life is playful in the hands of kids.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 440 Points David Pass (11/29/2016 6:42:00 AM)

    Beautifully captures the spirit of childhood - learning and adapting. Need to encourage children and be gentle with teaching them. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 89,486 Points Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 10:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned in poetic diction. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Childhood

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  3. 3. Childhood , Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. 4. Childhood - The 21st Century , Ernestine Northover
  5. 5. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  6. 6. Hiawatha's Childhood , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. 7. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
  8. 8. Childhood , Richard Aldington
  9. 9. A Lover Since Childhood , Robert Graves
  10. 10. Childhood , Arthur Rimbaud
  11. 11. A Dear Childhood , yoonoos peerbocus
  12. 12. Discord In Childhood , David Herbert Lawrence
  13. 13. Childhood , Anne Bradstreet
  14. 14. Childhood. (From The Danish) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. 15. Childhood , Henry Vaughan
  16. 16. A Childhood Forgotten, A Childhood Lost , Dani Baxter
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  18. 18. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  19. 19. Picture Of Childhood , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  20. 20. Book First [introduction-Childhood And S.. , William Wordsworth
  21. 21. My Childhood Garden , danielle eager
  22. 22. Last Word To Childhood , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  23. 23. ' ' ' ' ' 'Childhood Traumas(For My Old .. , Dónall Dempsey
  24. 24. L'Enfance (Childhood) , Victor Marie Hugo
  25. 25. Childhood , Jose Asuncion Silva
  26. 26. ! Childhood , Michael Shepherd
  27. 27. - My Rock Steady Childhood Friend , Ronberge (anno primo)
  28. 28. Second Childhood , Robert William Service
  29. 29. Childhood Faded Away , jim foulk
  30. 30. Childhood Memories Sung To The Tune Of S.. , Tim Bovee
  31. 31. Childhood , Philip Vincent Sanders
  32. 32. A Happy Childhood , William Matthews
  33. 33. 'Childhood Memories' , Linda Winchell
  34. 34. ' ' ' Childhood Tankas , Dónall Dempsey
  35. 35. The Joy Of Childhood , George Darley
  36. 36. # A Love Affair That Began In Childhood , Mamta Agarwal
  37. 37. Childhood Dreams , Joe Howell
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  39. 39. 'Childhood Dreams Of Flight' , Linda Winchell
  40. 40. Childhood , Karon Yan
  41. 41. I Remember My Childhood , Sylvia Chidi
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  45. 45. 'A Missed Childhood' , Linda Winchell
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