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A LITTLE BOY'S WORLD

A little boys world is a wondrous world
Of caterpillars, toads and frogs.
Of pocketsful of treasures
And shaggy-coated dogs.

A little boys world is a learning place
Of all the earth's sweet ways.
From splashing in a puddle
To glorious golden days.

A little boy's world is a curious world,
A mixture of bitter and sweet,
Of tears and happy smiles
And restless wriggley feet.

A little boy's world is a growing world,
Of a body growing up fast.
His clothes are always too small
And his sneakers never last.

A little boy's world is a mother's world
Of soothing small boy fears.
Shy little hugs and a few little kisses
And sleeping with teddy bears.

A little boy's world is a noisy place,
Of shouts and running feet.
He simply cannot be quiet
And it's impossible to stay in his seat.

A little boy's world is a spiritual world,
Full of innocence and bliss.
His soul knows the joy of feeling
The imprint of the Savior's kiss.



(c) 1999     karen garner
written for Thomas, when he was six.