World Children's Day

Happy World Children`s Day

If there were no children in the world it would be depressing, long and without laughter.  For this reason, in my humble opinion, children are the most priceless creation in all of existence.  We should do everything we can to protect, guide and love them because they are our greatest treasures.  

Best wishes for World Children`s Day!


World Children`s Day (villanelle)
 (After Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India)

Children are like buds on flowers or trees,
They should be nurtured and lovingly raised:
Children`s Day, let`s applaud their honesty.

Our future, children have sincerity,
They are innocent and speak truths unglazed;
Children are like buds on flowers or trees.

World Children`s Day, from the Thames to Yangtze,
Global togetherness, children be praised;
Children`s Day, let`s applaud their honesty.

Youngster`s laughter sets our cynicism free,
They teach us things as we look on, amazed:
Children are like buds on flowers or trees.

Innocents should have a childhood carefree,
Uncorrupted by a world that is crazed;
Children`s Day, let`s applaud their honesty.

So Happy Children`s Day!  By world-wide decree
We can learn from children, look on unfazed;
Children are like buds on flowers or trees - 
Children`s Day - let`s applaud their honesty.


Ian Henery
16th November 2020
www.ianhenerypoet.com

("Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.  Only through right education can a better order of society be built up")