Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Important Things In Life

I took his Hand and Followed


My dishes went unwashed today

I didn’t make my bed

I took his hand and followed

Where his eager footsteps led.


Oh yes, we went adventuring

My little Child and I

Exploring all the great outdoors

Beneath the sun and sky.


We watched a robin feed her young

We climbed a sunlit hill

Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky

We plucked a daffodil.


That my house was so neglected

That I didn’t brush the stairs

In twenty years no one on earth

Will know or even care.


But that I’ve helped my little child

To noble adulthood grow

In twenty years the whole wide world

May look and see and know.


Author unknown