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May 2016
I saw a turtle
slow walking on the road
a child kept it
Heย  laid it in a field

I saw a fish
abandoned on the rocks by the sea
a child saved it
he left it in the waves

I saw a child
barefoot running in a field
a manย  mutilated him
he hidden a mine underground

I saw a child
on the sidewalk with his bicycle
a man killed him
drunk driving

I saw a child
I saw his purity
I saw him become a man
I saw his disillusionment

is the age that changes everything ?
is the self-awareness that changes everything ?

it would be better a pure heart
compared with a mischievous mind?

maturity
is companion for strength selfishness ?
success
is it the natural evolution of opportunism ?

we grow up learning
but what is the lesson?

is it perhaps that the adults
have to learn the greatness from children ?

whichย  is
the true utopia ?
dreaming of becoming big
or dreaming to go small ?
stefania rivoltini
Written by
stefania rivoltini  45/F/Cremona - Italy
(45/F/Cremona - Italy)   
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