Monday, July 18, 2011


i wrote this for NaPoWriMo 2009, and thought I would tweak it a bit later on, but had not yet got around to doing it yet.  Meantime, I am posting this for Poets' Rally Week 48. :)

It has been a hectic week again, and yes, sometimes you need another person to open up your eyes, and heart...

photo by nasirkhan
image from


the schoolgirl
hopped onto the bus
like a sparrow,
chirpy, full of energy
her ponytail swinging.
she was maybe
all of six years old
she took the seat
in front of me
looking at the
blue morning sky
and then she said

it's a beautiful morning

and me
cynical, angry
two days worth of stubble
needed a six year old kid
to make me realised that.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2011

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so sweet, my own daughter is constantly reminding me of what life is really about children can teach us so much

18 July, 2011 00:38  
Blogger Ravenblack said...

She's not cynical yet. :D But yes, I see your point. I think we are so drained of energy and so filled with negativity and stress, we just can't see anything good in a day and we would fail to notice a beautiful morning.

18 July, 2011 10:13  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi mindlovemisery,

certainly us adults can learn a thing or two from the children. :)

hey Liz,


you nailed the gist of the poem with your comment. :)

18 July, 2011 20:18  
Blogger Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

love sparrows, I had a poem in it too.

this is elegant,
thanks for joining poets rally.
have fun!

18 July, 2011 22:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Jingle!

glad i am back in the rally. :)

18 July, 2011 22:39  
Blogger Chronicles of Illusions said...

This was very moving and insightful. Children often see beyond the crap we enmesh ourselves in.

19 July, 2011 04:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Hi Jo,

thanks for visiting! :)

yes, i do agree with you on that, children can see things in a perspective different from us.

19 July, 2011 22:50  

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