KIDS READ 2/15- RED TRUCK
A red truck tears along the newest road
Good sand track for a race
For hauling things back and forth like Daddy,
And to build another house
A larger house, and then a tunnel
Or a bridge to cross over.
More innocent thoughts whirl about in a tiny controlled storm
Covered by bright clouds, spontaneous sounds of gladness
Fun thoughts, good thoughts in a protected sandbox
His small world of refuge and order,
Or her temporary sheltered world she can grasp
Until that melody, that familiar voice breaks through
And Mommy calls for lunch.
Ah! One last lap
One last load to haul
One last mountain to build!
The small shiny red truck set aside
Till the next day, another time when it becomes…a train.
Clear imaginations to lighten the heart
Then, into the arms of love
Into the arms of stability
Place of comfort, secure in greater strength
Divine plan of family given
For a small child, true sheltered peace, safety given.