KIDS READ – SLIP AND FADE
Small feet race along the path
Rocks and trees clustered about
Boulders to climb
A view far and wide to see
Then, off like a rabbit
Darting here, and darting there
No end of things to see and do.
The busy flowing creek splashes nearby
Small waterfalls ripple
Pools smoothly drift along;
A nervous adult watches
Eyes always fixed, hands always ready.
Laughter covers this good way
Reflected ponds of freedom
A new chance to explore
Chance to always grow,
In fleeting days
As the gentle white clouds blow along above us
The sun marches across the sky while the earth spins.
Our days pass too quickly
Days of childlike innocence,
Easy times to “taste and see” God’s goodness
Slip away and fade so quickly, so easily.