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Children’s energy is contagious.

This little girl made me want to be a child again – to run and jump and laugh and play – without a care in the world. I wanted to see the world as if everything was a wonder.

She made me believe that it is never too late to have a happy childhood.

What do you believe?

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Beautiful eyes
Are
Often
Shadowed
By
Sadness
That
Makes it impossible
For
The world

To
See
The brightness
Contained
Within
Each
Being’s
Unbreakable
Resilient
Soul

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With
The flash
Of
A self-conscious smile
I
Cautiously
Flirt
With life


Drinking it in
With
My eyes
I openly
Throw
Seductive glances
Across
The short distance
Dividing
Us
While
I
Construct clever lines
To bolster
My
Calculated attempts
To create
A coveted connection

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You were forced
To hide
But
I see you

Buckling
Becoming
Bent
By the heaviness
Beneath the weight
Of
What others believe
You should be
While
Silently
Struggling
And
Steadily
Splintering
You separate
Your shielded self
Skillfully severing it
To stand apart
Naked
Numb
Not knowing
We all share
The need
To
Be seen

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