“GETTING MY CHILDHOOD BACK.” a poem, a.k.a.: “Wearing A Kid’s Kilt.” October 7, 2019 (Montag)
“Be as little children.” Jesus said one day;
“& what the heck doYou mean by that?” TheDisciples were heard to say.
“Figure it out yourselves,” He said, and then he left them all.
“Bloody Jesus, what does he know?” They decided just to fall,
Back into their same routine, “I’m gonna act like a kid.”
But JesusDidn’tSay: “BeBums;” this isWhat HE did:
[He] PLAYED GAMES IN LIFE, but LIKE A CHILD,
With aNeverNew, wondrous mind,
And He never forgot, like [most] little children, to be unusually kind,
By NOT acting like [most]elders, who like being serious and not giving others a hand.
I THINK WEcanBE NOToutONtheSTREET andStillBeKids; d’YaUnderstand?
I DON’T think HEwasSaying: “[Just]DependOnOtherPeople,”
Or “RelinquishAllResponsibility,” or “NeverGoToAchurchSteeple.”
I think he mightHAve meant: “Live with joy and happiness,”
And “HelpAsYou’reAble, althoughYouMightFaceSome stress,”
And get ridiculed a bit, but be carefree, NOT JusTjoining ‘BumsRus,’
& you don’tHaveToSwearLikeAchoirBoy, right? It’s OK to dropAllTheCuss,
And speak with dignity, but with a childlike air,
And THEN life might be a bit more tolerable for you, and DOtryToCare,
When someone’s feeling down; yet, look out for others, but in a moderate way,
For you can GiveAwayAllWorldlyGoods and live under a bridge today,
And then you can encounter a real mean bum, who will steal the little you got,
And then you’ll have to peeOnTheSideOfaRock, ’cause you have no bloody pot.”
NOT THAT ALL KIDS ARE CHILDLIKE EITHER, GANG;
Jesus was generalizing “MOST kids are happier than their adult counterparts, dang.”
So, do some “adult stuff,” as an adult with a decidedly happyChildlike lilt,
And, IF you’re in Scotland (or even if you’re not), it’s cool to wear a kilt.