REMEMBER
Poetry by Tammy C. Smith

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REMEMBER
Poetry by Tammy C. Smith

Remember as a child you just
had the simple faith and trust
in some things to just believe
though you did not ever see?

Like that rabbit really hopped
to my front door where he stopped
with a basket just for me
though not one time him I see.

And I never questioned how
Santa got into our house
though a chimney we had not
Mama left the door unlocked.

And every time I lost a tooth
underneath my pillow proof
Tooth fairy would leave and take
though not one time did I wake.

And that frog one time I kissed
thought he’d change into a prince
I still try this one today
though my progress has been nay!

And those reindeer wearing bells,
silently on rooftop fell
though no hoof prints left behind
milk and carrots they did find.

And that Sandman on his wings
every single night he’d bring
scratchy sand to fill my eyes
though I never knew just why.

Bedtime prayers down on my knees:
I did then and still believe
that He hears all my requests
though He may not answer yes.

From magic snowflakes every year
Frosty the Snowman does appear
though when he melts I always cry,
a magic snowman never dies.

And I knew when I was three
exactly who I would marry
though many years and frogs past since,
Daddy remains my only prince!

Remember as a child you just
had the simple faith and trust
in some things to just believe
though you did not ever see?

The true gift of childhood is:
not with eyes but heart see with
Adults trade in their faith for time
though without trust our hearts go blind.

For this sight is based on trust,
adults cannot accept: Just.
Children have undying faith
though guarantees to them aren’t made.

Children do not ask for proof:
they see miracles as truth
Adults demand all be written
though how can magic be printed?

A childish heart is truly blessed
filled with no doubts, only yes.
Adult hearts peer through panes of past
though once it was untainted glass.

A childish heart unblemished yet
holds no fear, worry or debts.
Adult hearts bear the scars of time
though if you search perhaps you’ll find

Adult hearts still see and believe
though now disguised as memories ……