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Submitted by on April 30, 2013 – 10:33 am | 360 views

Found on Flickr on April 30th, 2013 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/haley8/243182301/
When the child was a child #1

When the child was a child
It walked with arms hanging
Wanted the stream to be a river and the river a torrent
And this puddle, the sea
When the child was a child, it didn’t know
It was a child
Everything for it was filled with life and all life was one
Saw the horizon without trying to reach it
Couldn’t rush itself And think on command
Was often terribly bored
And couldn’t wait
Passed up greeting the moments
And prayed only with it’s lips
When the child was a child
It didn’t have an opinion about a thing
Had no habits
Often sat crossed-legged, took off running
Had a cow lick in it’s hair
And didn’t put on a face when photographed
– by haley8

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