“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” (Nelson Mandela ) on the path least traveled….  

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I  do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” ,  no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

Taking a brief pause from daily adventures to ponder today’s world in conflict in many forms.. And comes to mind, and heavy heart,  the children of the world, children who’s mind is filled with dreams and wonder, not yet polluted by social ideologies….perhaps it is the children  who suffer the most while the adults confront each other… children who may appear different but inside are the same.. 🙂

 

 

Through the eyes of a child

I woke up this morning in a rush
Eagerly to start the day,
Hopefully to learn about the world
Maybe even have time to play.

I have many, many friends
Each one somewhat different than me,
But none of us  mind at all
We believe we were meant to be.

Decided to check in with my friends
Before Mom gave the breakfast call,
So with anxious hands I started my little tablet
Were going to say hello to one and all.

My smile and joy were soon gone
As sadness did take its place,
My vision become blurry
A tear, ventured down my face.

I read a text in my inbox
With conflict, some of my friends did die,
With trembling lips I looked to the horizon
With heavy heart asked the question “WHY?”.

Just children wanting to live their dream,
Why is that so very wrong,
Their dream were taken away
So someone could prove their strong.

You know, my heart will mend
For their memory lives in my heart,
And one day,  together, we will play again
Not even distance will keep us apart.

I finish this with a smile on my face
For I know one day we’ll meet again,
And again, together we will follow our dreams
For it will be a new beginning, not the end.
            (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Perhaps us “adults” should spend more time listening to the children… and I do listen… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now.. More adventures lie ahead and while on my journey, perhaps in some small way I can help the children of the world follow their dreams and make this world a better place…  but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…  🙂

Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again…

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)

15 thoughts on ““There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” (Nelson Mandela ) on the path least traveled….  

  1. Wow! Dear Larry you are amazing! Wonderful helping children’s.
    Your poem almost makes me cry, such beautiful and deep. Thank you very much for share.
    Have a lovely time full of blessings! Keep well.
    Elvira

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. hopefully from time to time I can be a rainbow in their cloud!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May you always be blessed
      with walls for the wind,
      a roof for the rain,
      a warm cup of tea by the fire,
      laughter to cheer you,
      those you love near you,
      and all that your heart might desire.
      (Irish Saying)

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  2. You are certainly right that “children may appear different but inside are the same.” I am sure that all of the children in those little pictures would be only too happy to play together without even noticing their differences.

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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. often times we adults could use some wisdom from the children, I believe.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. perhaps with today’s technology, etc you can visit with them off campus… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. I am in my second childhood… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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  3. A beautiful poem and message. Those at our mercy show our souls. Mahatma Ghandi has been quoted as saying, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by how its animals are treated.” Bless the beasts and the children.

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!.. we have hope that one day society will make this a better world for everyone, especially the children.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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  4. “Just children wanting to live their dream,
    Why is that so very wrong,
    Their dream were taken away
    So someone could prove their strong.” BEAUTIFUL! 🙂

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. 🙂

      Hope you are following your dream and until we meet again..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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