Childhood

Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.

by David Bates Click to read full poem

Comments about Childhood

Teena Adrian 16 Feb 02:01
Lovely poems. Lovely thoughts. Thank you.
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Chinedu Dike 11 Oct 2019 08:10
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful piece of poetry written with conviction.......................
Anishrubhan 10 Jul 2018 11:41
Super Poem
Leela chatterjee 07 Jun 2018 09:42
The poem is not worth reading. A poet is born.He can not be made a poet.
alok tripathi 14 May 2018 11:28
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someone u hate 11 Apr 2018 11:22
gay poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
hater 15 Feb 2018 01:28
your stupid lllllllllllllll
lamya 26 Nov 2017 08:20
wowwwwwwwwwww! ! ! ! but say it in tune ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
boi135 20 Nov 2017 10:34
boi these poems are trash
Heer patel 12 Nov 2017 01:59
Osm poems I love it 😗
M Asim Nehal 10 Dec 2016 05:05
Indeed, the days of childhood can never be compared with those of adolescence or young and old aged......Life is playful in the hands of kids....
David Pass 29 Nov 2016 06:42
Beautifully captures the spirit of childhood - learning and adapting. Need to encourage children and be gentle with teaching them. Thank you
Chinedu Dike 19 Apr 2015 10:25
Beautiful piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned in poetic diction. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle Claus 24 Mar 2014 06:06
Witnessing a scene in which a child's benign free spirit is clipped, it breaks my heart. I agree with the sentiment of this poem, give a child safe parameters within which to be free and creative. The form of the poem is okay.... Thank you.
Ramesh Rai 24 Mar 2014 12:31
Childhood is a fountain welling, Trace its channel in the sand, And its currents, spreading, swelling, Will revive the withered land.
Francie Lynch 24 Mar 2014 12:14
So many future adolescent problems could be avoided with this poem's advice. Some lines could use revision.
Shahzia Batool 24 Mar 2014 11:36
He who checks a child with terror, Stops its play, and stills its song, Not alone commits an error, But a great and moral wrong. all true and tender! ! !
Paul Reed 24 Mar 2014 06:10
Childhood... will revive the withered land. Wonderful wisdom often forgotten
Mary Pagdati 24 Mar 2012 10:48
This is truly a superb poem - it touched my heart and I enjoyed it immensly. The beauty of a child's innocence is so magnificent. It's no wonder God urges us to live in that degree of innocence.