A Child Drawing

There’s no joy any greater.

Child Drawing

There’s no one more alive, absorbed –
At least, that’s known to me –
As when a child is drawing;
Pure creativity

Their line and color choices
Are not convention’s slave:
They draw because they want to
And don’t have to behave

Author: Beleaguered Servant

Owen "Beleaguered" Servant (a/k/a Sibelius Russell) writes poetry mostly, with an occasional pause to have a seizure.

10 thoughts on “A Child Drawing”

  1. This reminds me of pre-school. We used pages from coloring books, and we’d always receive a smiley sticker for a job well done. I noticed some of the younger children were coloring outside the lines and still getting smiley faces. I decided I’d color outside the lines too. I got a damn frowney face. Broke my little heart. 😛

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  2. Their line and color choices
    Are not convention’s slave:
    They draw because they want to
    And don’t have to behave.
    And mine were always compared.. till date compared.

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    1. That’s sad. Besides not coloring the table, it doesn’t seem to me there should be many rules or standards of comparison for children.

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    1. My mother was a Special Ed teacher, so thank you not only for your kind words but for what you did to make the world a better place. Teaching is a special calling.

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    1. We lose a lot of the things we naturally love once the world shames us into believing we’re not good enough to do it anymore.

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