Universal Existence

April 10, 2017
By alan_na23 BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
alan_na23 BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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She orbits as she dances, delicate hands held high
Fiery stars emerging from her clumsy fingertips

 

Supernovas reflected in her delighted, young eyes
Exploding in royal golds and resonant purples

 

Abruptly halting her waltzing
She is ordered to stand in line

 

Wide-eyed artistry side by side volatility
A brewing storm, trembling with excitement

 

Energy coursing through her stilled, childish frame
Itching to erupt into swirling galaxies

 

Galaxies free to squeal with laughter
Giggling until the end of time

 

She makes a mistake, yet does nothing wrong
For the universe makes no mistakes

 

Covering a growing smile behind sticky hands
Lighting up the sky with her mischievous eyes

 

She takes the words of criticism given to her
Amplifying them without bound, dampening all she does

 

When given enthusiasm
It has been grown into gleeful nebulas

 

Words of bitterness are thrust at her
Expanding into a void, reminiscent of a black hole

 

She is a child of the cosmos
Living in that from which she was formed

 

She is the universe, filled with infinite potential
Too young to understand herself

 

Confined by her lack of knowledge
Liberated by her lack of harsh reality


The author's comments:

I work for a childcare program for elementary students after school and during breaks, and I wrote this after a more difficult day at work. I didn't agree with the way some of the students were addressed from adults and after getting home I felt compelled to write about it. Children are more similar to the universe than adults give credit. The universe and children both are untouched by the imperfections humans bring, and both purely exist as they are. They are both volatile in their actions and don't conform to rules. Children will reflect what they are given, whether it is enthusiasm or impatience. 


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