On the shore, by the sea, a child's calls
are drowned by the water clashing against nearby cliffs
"O Neptune, O Poseidon, and any other gods of the sea
bring me a wave and let your favor embrace me"
She chants her made up prayer endlessly at the water's edge
to the heathen gods, awaiting a decent wave to come in
When one finally does, its cold, salty chill sends her running
and she curses the gods she's prayed to
with a few taunts and a shake of the fist
And moments later she makes amends and is praying again
only for the cycle to repeat
She does this until her wise old aunt calls her in.
In her yard, in the desert, a child gathers
stones and clippings of different plants that her inexperienced
intuition believes would make good medicine
She goes about her duty silent and serious
Completely focused on her new game
The little shaman grinds the plants with the stones
creating mixture though she is ignorant of medicinal properties
Eventually she becomes bored and frustrated with her concoctions
The rocks she used are now stained green
She is ready to go inside, but along come her friends
They are interested in her practices, being shamans themselves
And together they hold seances until the streetlights come on.
- Title: Childhood
- Artist: RadiationGhoul
- Description: About innocence and naïvety that we all have been through as children.
- Date: 12/19/2012
- Tags: childhood
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