Children are the same the world over…

 Some are older than their years

Others stand taller than their fears

Some ride bicycles to school

Others ride buffaloes to work

 They may be worlds apart

but they all giggle and snigger at a fart

They don’t waste time or save energy

for a future that hasn’t yet come

They put their heart and limbs into every moment

just for fun

because they understand that to be naked and honest

is not to be vulnerable and weak

and that joy is something you live every day

not something you neglect only to later regret and seek

and when you give them mud

flip flops

a few elastic bands tied together

and they’ll make a game of it

and become best friends forever


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