little boy climbing

little boy climbing high in a tree
little boy smiling down at me
“where are you going ?”
he said to me
that little boy riding high in a tree

little boy climbing high in a tree
little boy smiling down at me
“I’ve got a secret!”
he said, said he
little boy sitting high in a tree

little boy climbing high in a tree
little boy smiling down at me
“My secret is hiding”
he said to me
from his hiding place up there in that tree.

little boy climbing high in a tree
little boy smiling down at me
“do you know what I see?’
he said to me
that little boy spying high in a tree

little boy climbing high in a tree
little boy smiling down at me
“I see you all playing”
he smiled a me
little boy watching from high in a tree

© Jan Stead, JEM productions, 2008

little boy climbing

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Artist's Description

As I was uploading a photo on RB of a friend’s son climbing a tree, I looked into the little boy’s eyes and in them and his smile, saw something more, beyond the obvious, the seeming surface image and these words flowed.
When his mum read them she was amazed, saying people don’t see this side of her son, and felt I had.
I knew it wasn’t me, for I didn’t consciously ‘think’ anything. The words were simply inspired by the visual, the image, and flowed.

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