Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flying Free!


My World is scattered with Playgrounds where the little children play.
We see them roughing-and-tumbling on any sunny day.
They're up and down and round about, they're running free and wild
Enjoying life as, we would hope, can any little child.
But there are Special children whose lives are more constrained,
Whose childish minds are fuddled or whose little limbs are chained,
Chained by the power of illness, or an accident of birth.
Their fate is the most difficult of any child on earth.
Speers Point Children's Playground is designed for such as these.
Everything's created to put young ones at their ease.
Special swings and seesaws, special ways to play
When seeing may be difficult or chairs get in the way.
Nor is this park restricted to problem clientele;
Healthy little children are welcomed there as well.
They learn to play together and co-operation rules.
Surely this Special Playground is the very best of schools.
How wonderful a thing it is for us, the visitors, who see
Children who might be tethered, experiencing 'free'.


LadyFi said...

What a wonderful idea! Love it.

Kat said...

Thanks for the glimpse to us on this special playground. Its our duty to carry everyone along.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful indeed. Thank you Brenda.

Amity said...

thank goodness there is a place like this for special children!

a beautiful rhythmic poem, as it has always been Brenda!

Ramesh Sood said...

Very moving and informative for someone like me who hasn't got a chance to visit a park like this.. but then I am sure it must be bringing a smile to the faces who may not be able to even understand..such I think is the power of colours and human spirit.. Thanks Brenda..

Would love to have the honour of your visit to my page.. sometime..


Ramesh Sood

Harshad Mehta said...

so wonderful an idea to have a special play ground for special children!

And playing there must be a real freedom for those children.

God bless those who come up with such ideas.

Thank you Brenda.

Nanka said...

Such a wonderful place and truly it is a 'Flying Free' place.

Your compassionate nature comes to the fore here by this dedication to children with special needs.

Sherri B. said...

What a wonderful playground this is...your poem was uplifting and inspiring to read. Thank you for sharing your words!

DeLi said...

the photo reminds me of the children's park near our apartment, with kids aroudn always so lively and animated

an inspiring read

Teresa said...

This playground is amazing! I'm so glad there is a place for "children who might be tethered, experiencing 'free'." Very beautiful.

Geraldine said...

It must be fun to stop by and watch the kids there. It also brings good memories to mind. Ahhh...those monkey bars of days gone by!


Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Nice one Brenda. Watching children play is one of the most pleasant things. They are so full of innocence and enthusiasm.