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    dots Submission Name: In A Child's Eyedots

    Author: BenCollier
    Elite Ratio:    3.72 - 425/386/88
    Words: 115
    Class/Type: Prose/Serious
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       I wrote this poem almost 21 years ago when my first son was born. I almost didn't want to post it, I can see the glaring errors in it myself. Anyway, maybe y'all can be a little more forgiving in your critique than i am on myself.
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    dotsIn A Child's Eyedots

    In a child's eye the worlds' a wonderous place
    Brimming with discoveries, always without haste.

    In a child's eye every minute is an adventure
    never a care or worry of the pain of loose denture.

    In a child's eye play is of the essence
    Overflowing parents with his bubbly effervesence.

    In a child's eye the family is his fold
    Learning love to be an intregal part of the whole.

    In a child's eye imagination is reality
    Always trusting, unconcerned by society.

    In a child's eye beauty is simplicity
    Parents lament uncertain probability.

    In a child's eye the worlds' a wonderous place
    Only to grow and reality slaps his face.

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      I love this poem, the ending took me off guard. I guess that was because I was easily sailing through the lines of your poem, earnestly nodding in agreement! Anyway, I can't see errors in it. I find the rhythm marvelous, and the rhyming just right! I mean we all have come upon poems that rhyme, yes, but don't make much sense. But yours is definitely an exception. Just excellent, and very true. I love it. Go kids!
    | Posted on 2006-02-04 00:00:00 | by the heartless | [ Reply to This ]
      As I love children this is another fav poem to me. If only we could look through the eyes of a child. And oh the trust they put in us for their happiness, safety and love. Children love to laugh and such a happy sound! A wonderful write.
    Be Happy Ben. Your friend,
    | Posted on 2005-10-20 00:00:00 | by AlabamaFarmGirl | [ Reply to This ]
      well, that last line is certainly a slap in the face... children these days can become so jaded so young. it is a sad state of affairs.
    i was attracted by the title of this poem. i have some neighborhood kids who come over to my house a lot just to hang out. their unconditional love and joy at the world is such a salve for me when things get too hectic and painful. i was lucky in that i had a relatively happy childhood, which i wish for every child on earth. it's a tragedy that children have to grow up so quickly these days...
    @ Cat
    | Posted on 2005-08-18 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      I just loved this, possibly because I still think like a child myself! I liked, "In a child's eye imagination is reality
    Always trusting, unconcerned by society." Yep, that describes me! I refuse to give up my gifted child-like imagination and outlook.
    I think that it's great you still have this piece around to look back on now that your son is grown. Don't be so hard on yourself over a 21-year old poem - just be glad that you're the kind of person that at least takes time out to document and notice these wonderous things! Love,Peace,Joy! epiph ; }
    | Posted on 2005-07-18 00:00:00 | by Epiphany | [ Reply to This ]
      Hmm how not to be too cruel...well, you did say you saw the imperfections yourself, so you ought to know the idea's good, the thoughts and emotion's there, it's just the rhyme and the repetition and the style and...mmmm that'll do!

    I really do the same when I look back at earlier stuff I've written, and I re-write all the time. Must be a maturing experience, this life...lol

    Sorry, mate, I can't be very kind with this one.

    Be Happy (anyway)

    | Posted on 2005-07-16 00:00:00 | by wewak11 | [ Reply to This ]
      The message is clear, and brutal and blunt and I like it. It's sad and creative, and I really enjoyed reading this. I said effervesence out loud, because I'm goofy like that, and thought it was a funny word. There could be so many extensions on this poem, about the extension of time. I think it would cool if you wrote about your son as a teenager in this style, through an adolescents eyes, and then a young man, and so on... it would just be interesting, slightly reflective and an intriguing look on things. Good read. Peace.
    | Posted on 2005-07-08 00:00:00 | by Rue | [ Reply to This ]
      very nicelly said i like reading poetry as i read i ty to place myself in the mind of the writer as well as the characters they talk about
    very enjoyable read
    thanx for you comment on identity it is a very deep poem it talks about the pesonalities in me when i sit down to write
    thanx again sandman
    | Posted on 2005-08-02 00:00:00 | by sandman | [ Reply to This ]
      i liked the last sentence it rocked. creative idea- and certainly interesting. i dont like when every line rhymes but thts just me. over all this wasnt bad.
    | Posted on 2005-07-03 00:00:00 | by brokensmile | [ Reply to This ]

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