Eva’s Poem: Kids 'R Smart

It’s a very long time ago now I got that kids are really smart. This was when my own two were very young still. They often said surprisingly insightful things for beings so supposedly “un-schooled” & unsophisticated.


They’re still at it! Young kids are still smart as heck!


My friend sent me the poem below the other night. Her 11-year old daughter, who’d been given a poetry assignment at school, had quietly gone to her room & written the poem without any advice or assistance.


Here goes…


Nature’s Really There, by Eva


Think, think, and don’t do anything


Why, why, why and never try


Take a walk in the woods

Enjoy some nature


Throw your trash on the ground

Destroy what you enjoyed


Why, why, why and never try


You love the animals, you walk in nature


Just to shoot nature’s beauty down.


Build, build on earth’s beauty


Think about it - make yourself forget


Think, think and don’t do anything


Driving cars past suns

moon, trees and rocks


Think harder - do something to help




Eva – you made my day! Just like you once did when you were 6, & you told me I make good snow people. (I’d always thought my snow people were lame as heck – but your saying that made me feel good, & for sure you made my day – or maybe even my week!)


Bless you, & bless all children, everywhere…




P.S. And please, adults – can we get with the program already???



‘Quote for the Day’ w. this post: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” – Ancient Kenyan Proverb