A Poem by Victoria Lynn Hall
What has my smile lost since I was a child? Was it something innocent or knowing? Or something primal, something wild? Did I learn my lessons at the expense of my questions Did comfort replace curiosity? How often did I accept the answer that I wanted to hear For the sake of security? Did I leave behind in my youth A mind that knew a deeper truth to adjust to a more shallow circumstance? Did I learn how to walk and then run to get somewhere or to someone and forget how to stand still or to dance? What have my tears lost? What have the years cost? What do we forget about life as we learn how to live? Between the data we teach to them and the dogma we preach to them Do we somehow take from a child more than we give? What if they are the ones with the wisdom for which we yearn What if it was they who came to teach What we forgot we even need to learn?
A self taught artist and creative entrepreneur, Victoria Lynn Hall lives in the Kansas City area with 4 spoiled cats. She believes in art and the magic of kindness.