Amore e pianto, vivono accanto

I am the Child

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I am the child,

All the world waits for my coming,
All the earth watches with interest to see what I shall become.

Civilization hangs in the balance,
For what I am, the world of tomorrow will be.

I am the child,

I have come into your world,
About which I know nothing,

Why I came I know not;
How I came I know not;

I am curious;
I am interested.

I am the child,

You hold in your hand my destiny,
You determine, largely, whether I shall succeed or fail.

Give me, I pray you,
Those things that make for happiness.

Train me, I beg you,
That I may be a blessing to the world.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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7 responses

  1. Beautiful

    February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • thank you 🙂
      wish knew who the author was …
      Have good day, thanks for visit

      February 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  2. wow, pure wisdom!

    seldom encountered

    February 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    • thank you, love this poem
      wish knew the author so could enjoy some more of their work

      February 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      • Maybe he is wise enough to remain unknown 😉

        February 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  3. 🙂

    February 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  4. Or she

    February 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

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