exactly. I wish all children could have the carefree scare free childhood I had.
Oh, to keep the innocence!
I have always wonder of the innocence of children... maybe I remember the lord of the flies to keenly.
Matthew 19:14 KJV - Jesus said, 'Suffer little children...'
Dearest Helen,Pieter did live his teenage years during WWII and that also had impacted his entire life. That even surfaces more in his older years; it never leaves your inner being.WISH for peace and happy times for innocent children for letting them really BE children...Hugs,Mariette
Yes indeed, and I just noticed the roundabout in the background! Wow, weren't they fun!Have a great Christmas, Woonie. XX
Powerful writing; well done.
One can't help but feel concern for the risks on the playground. The kids are not aware of such dangers but feel great just to participate until they get maimed!Hank
childhood is free from all worries of the worldJoy
Wishing we could all remain innocent; but then, who would parent,guide, guard, advise. A great wish, nevertheless.
I remember those times, and wish today's children had the same freedom we had.
This hits you right in the chestmindlovemisery
Hey Helen--the children look like they are pre-WWII and your poem wonderfully, sadly, powerfully, succinctly gives voice to the question implied by the viewer. Thanks. Hope all well and a very happy new year to you. k.