Saturday, August 25, 2018

They Don't Get It

They don't get it...
They don't get that children are made to run.
They don't get that children NEED the sun.
They don't get that emotions run high.
They don't get all of the reasons why.
They don't get that we do this because it is right.
They don't get that childhood is not something to fight.


They don't get that they learn even when they play.
They don't get that they need it for most of their day.
They don't get that we planned this it's no mistake.
They don't get that its work, not a piece of cake.



They don't get that we study how children grow.
They don't get that we do this because we know.
They don't get that childhood is fleeting.
They don't get that their needs are what we are meeting.


They don't get that the mess can be cleaned and washed away.
They don't get that those memories will last and stay.
They don't get that the learning is deep within each child.
They don't get that children learn in the wild.

They don't get why the place has junk galore.
They don't get the pull of good junks lore.
They don't get the spark of imaginative play.


They don't get that children are loud and quiet and soft and fast and slow.
They don't get what they just don't know.
They don't get that children are people too.
They don't get that they NEED to do what they do.




They don't get that growth comes day by day.
They don't get that they all have our own time and our own way.



They don't remember...

They don't REMEMBER it...
They don't REMEMBER that children are made to run.
They don't REMEMBER that children NEED the sun.
They don't REMEMBER that emotions run high.
They don't REMEMBER all of the reasons why.
They don't REMEMBER that we do this because it is right.
They don't REMEMBER that childhood is not something to fight.


They don't REMEMBER that they learn even when they play.
They don't REMEMBER that they need it for most of their day.
They don't REMEMBER that we planned this it's no mistake.
They don't REMEMBER that it's work, not a piece of cake.



They don't REMEMBER that play's how children grow.
They don't REMEMBER that they do this because they know.
They don't REMEMBER that childhood is fleeting.
They don't REMEMBER that their needs are what play is meeting.

They don't REMEMBER that the mess can be cleaned and washed away.
They don't REMEMBER that those memories will last and stay.
They don't REMEMBER that the learning is deep within each child.
They don't REMEMBER that children learn in the wild.

They don't REMEMBER why the place has junk galore.
They don't REMEMBER the pull of good junks lore.
They don't REMEMBER the spark of imaginative play.

They don't REMEMBER that children are loud and quiet and soft and fast and slow.
They don't REMEMBER what they used to know.
They don't REMEMBER that children are people too.
They don't REMEMBER that they NEED to do what they do.

They don't REMEMBER that growth comes day by day.
They don't REMEMBER that we all have our own time and our own way.

-Kisha Reid

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