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Forever Child


Forever, Child

I give you permission
to act your shoe size,
'cause who wants to act their age?
And I think it's quite alright
to ask for a night light
when the bed monsters are let out of their cage.

I see nothing at all wrong
with belting out a song
in the middle of a long and boring Monday.
And I offer no good reason
why the cold and snowy season
should mean you can't enjoy an ice cream sundae.

I've no problem whatsoever
with playing in bad weather
or even making pancakes in the mud.
And I feel it's quite okay
to save for a rainy day
as long as you aren't waiting for a flood.

Growing up's exciting
and it probably seems inviting,
but growing up too fast is not too clever.
You'll know it in your gut
when you're really ready, but
if you're lucky you'll feel like a kid forever.

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!