The Child’s Way

Children don’t bother 
Their merry little heads 
About whether they are 
Significant. 

They’re too busy 
Playing games instead, 
Marvelling the world’s  
Magnificence. 

On another dimension, 
They praise through attention, 
Drinking their juice through a straw. 

Skipping and crawling 
Climbing and falling, 
Hanging their feelings raw.  

Am I important? 
Am I enough? 
Such questions do not cross their mind. 

I need to learn more, 
Buy better stuff 
— They’ve thoughts,  
But not of this kind. 

Thus, counting the sum 
Of our contribution 
Is not in our DNA. 

What good is the outcome? 
What’s the solution? 
Look to the child’s way.