Child’s Sunrise

WRITTEN BY: JUSTIN BLACKBURN

Despite the boring building blocks
despite the nervous ticking clocks
despite the anxious parents ready
to check your report card,
maintain that selfless imagination
that keeps angels jumping
on the trampoline in the backyard
that lifts willing hearts over rainbows
that opens the entrance into your own soul
when you sit down on the first day of school
and life will never get too hard.

When it does the eternal power in full bloom
will send you a message to relax
or a vision of the schoolyard bully
carefully brushing his cavities.
Laugh and don’t take it too seriously.

As the teaching begins remember
no can teach who you are
but if you can feel the teacher’s desire
to make the world a better place
that feeling can lead you to your own heart.

Before they try to teach you
learn the joy of learning
and you’ll have an easier time
when the work gets long and boring.

Recess is the church of Goddess.
Go outside and play.
In every breath experience why life
always gives you a great day.

All your peers and teachers are just people
no matter how they try to hide that truth
so love the ones who struggle being young
and the ones who have trouble missing their youth.

To know who you are it helps
to know who you are not,
so remain calm as your friends try on
all the clothes in the dress shop.
Let them know how beautiful they are even if
they look angry, sad, or even phony.

Whenever you see a sign that reads
No Trespassing or Members Only.
Go hug a tree and pray for the lonely.

Envy only makes you older,
excuses waste your time,
hatred only makes the days colder
so always adore your own mind
swimming in your own stream
and I guarantee you will live your own dream.

Listen and feel the sunrise, beautiful child
that is the closet resemblance of you.
Watch eyes roll down the street back into minds
when they look up at the rising sky,
That’s why you should always smile
while speaking your truth.

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