Saturday, January 5, 2013
I'm back to Saturday Centusing again, and happy to say so! Our Lady Matlock has graced us with a picture prompt today, along with 100 words to make something happen. (Sorry it's not in first person, Jenny. I started out that way, but couldn't quite get the poem to say what I wanted it to from that viewpoint.)
And a Little Child Shall Lead
©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson
Until time wrests it from their grasp,
our children hold the world in their hands.
Until life takes their hearts to task,
their arms extend to other lands.
Why is it that, as we grow tall,
the world we see becomes so small?
Why must we lose that childish view
and shift our focus to the few?
Who are the losers in this game
of you for you and me for me?
Is there no end...no one to blame?
Are we content to let it be?
When all is said and all is done,
we are God's children, every one.
Let us remember and be freed
to look beyond our present need
and follow where a child can lead.
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb; and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."