Saturday, June 21, 2014

Children, Children - Four Scenarios

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio

738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 evening class Mon to Fri
There seems no sense of hurry, and little of duty
for these kids to be in school, to read and write;
living more in the past than today or tomorrow,
spending their childhood fully and bright.
Curious these children are, a helicopter alighting in their midst,
this big bird, airplane or Superman, they see in the sky;
Flash Gordon is true after all, so with astronaut Neil Armstrong,
setting dreams of adventure that they will someday fly.

Signs the hands tell us, the language unspoken, 
faces full of smiles, and all the icy world broken;
wait till they become grownups and learn to frown,
like us now wishing our younger days are reborn.   

They have learned life early with a little of everything,
yet 'round a bowl of rice fullest is their joy and hale;
wish there were seven loaves of bread and some fish
that once fed a multitude - and know the prayer as well,
that unlocks the power, that no one shall miss a meal. 

No comments: