I am a kid
trapped in an old man’s body
i fly kites
i perpetually chase insects and frogs
i still often gaze in wonder through a magnifying glass
i still think that grown-ups are yucky
i love watching toads in the woods
i keep fish and shrimp as pets and stare at them for hours
i hunt fossils and love everything about dinosaurs and prehistoric life
i unendingly question
and i still learn best away from
Right on! It’s the only way to be! Yay!:)
i chase roaches across the kitchen
Stay that way, Tom. Best way to be.
For sure! 🙂
After watching my Father do something foolish, my Mother would always say to me, “Holly, men don’t grow up, they just get bigger. ”
Yup. I married a large child myself 😏
🙂 Most of us need strict guidance. Hee Hee
Never grow up!
And a good kid at that!
Yes! Thanks! Stay youthful always! 🙂
Yes, better to still be a kid at heart, even when in an old body!
Yes, Sandy, the body is just ancillary baggage.
I too still enjoy some of my favorite childhood hobbies. It helps keep us young at heart! 😁
Absolutely, Siobhan; far too many turn into hobby-less empty shells that are “adult.”
That is the best thing to be – Young at heart! 😀
And a lovely toad photo 🙂
The Toad thanks you, and my immature self thanks you! 🙂
Know the feeling
Awesome, Andy! Never lose it! 🙂
It reads like a perfect description of the way to be. Great poem.
Yes, Francis, i feel you are that way. 🙂
Too many, far too many, are cadaverous way before they are dead.
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Very good Tom! 🙂
Thanks much, Marcela! Snap on! 🙂
We all need to engage in that kind of play, no matter what age- it is my best way of learning.
Yes, Jane! Too many adults forget about the real joys of living.
you defiantly do not have an old mans’ body and i should know. it is lean and muscular from chasing frogs, bugs, fish and me.
Oh, thanks dearly, wifey, but tell that to my arthritis! 🙂
Same here! Wonderful post, Tom! 🙂
Thanks, Sabine! 🙂 Too many schools and institutions take away our youthful curiosity and wonderment and turn people merely into productive machines.
Yes, we’re all supposed to just grow up and fall in line! 😉
Yes, fall in line and do as we’re told. Ha! 🙂
Kool post! 🙂
Stay curious, doubting, and young… and forget most of what they told you about “how things are.” 🙂
A great way to be 😊
Yes, real freedom is upstairs (and we’re not talking about the attic). 🙂
You’ve found it all and experienced it all … and told us about it via pictures and poems Tom, making us the richer for your adventures.
Thank you, Linda!
Well, each one of us, one feels, has to (of course) discover and experience things for themselves… and go beyond the limitations of experience (being that the experiencer is the experienced). 🙂
I’m with you, Tom! Young at heart!
That’s the way to be, Donna! 🙂
Wonderful post. Curiosity, engagement, the ability to have fun, and a lack of pretension — all marks of a healthy child. Hooray to them all.
Yes, Linda… cheers to the uncontaminated, youthful minds of innocence! 🙂
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