Young Minds

young minds

What do you see when you 
gaze at me with those 
trusting new eyes?
Who do you believe me to be?
Who do you believe you are to me? 
Or does it even matter?
Perhaps we are both the same entity. 

You have so much to explore 
and discover and learn.
I have so much to share and recount
and unlearn.
We can teach one another 
life lessons
along the way.

We will both grow older
but there is no rush.
You’ll learn to walk, then to run,
then to soar.
I’ll learn to slow down,
and to breathe more deeply.
I’ll learn to notice more details
and to be more appreciative, 
even of the little things.

When you close those 
curious new eyes at night,
where do you think I have gone?
Where do you go 
in that fresh young mind? 
Maybe you are already 
walking, running and soaring.
I’m already slowing down 
and breathing more deeply,
and appreciating life more.
Especially the little things…
like you.

Photo #10 for Blogging U’s Photography 101 course. Subject: mystery.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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4 Responses to Young Minds

  1. The thoughts in a pets brain are certainly a mystery. I have often times told my pet – “Just tell me what you are thinking.” Great capture of mystery.

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    • Maggie C says:

      Thank you. I, too, wish I knew what was on my dog’s mind. I actually called a pet psychic once. She started off with, “Do you have a large dog? Dark?” Well, that’s my dog in the photo. It just went downhill from there.

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  2. madisoncmay says:

    I obviously can relate completely to this lovely poem. 🙂 So much to slow down and absorb and love. Like those tiny little fingers, and the complete joy she experiences when interacting with furry friends. So much wonder in the world through fresh new eyes. So much love in mine!

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