KIDS READ 5/15 – THE PONY
She rides on a new pony in delight
Small child seated on a small saddle
Eyes large and so bright
Hands hold on tight
Gladness simply radiates
One child’s intense enthusiasm on display
Transparent pleasure worn in true honesty
Only what a child can do.
Gifts from Heaven
Jewels shine in purest light in many ways,
Good-hearted laughter flows forth the same,
Then, she causes more laughter,
Memories in the mind implanted for all time.
A parent, a mother glows
A parent, a father senses hidden tears
Love and sacrifice so freely given
For all the efforts, struggles and trials
Weighed as little upon the balance of love,
Rich joy and satisfaction of intimate commitment
Heavy branches hang with good fruit
Seeds literally planted in joy
Multiplied many times over.
One look into the young face
Cleanest passion of youth
And the tender heart melts,
Grandparents watch closely,
Emotions become as warm liquid within.