The Beautiful Children of Mexico

The Beautiful Children of Mexico

IMG_1808 (1)The beautiful children of Mexico
shed music as they come and go
see how they dance and how they flow–
the beautiful children of Mexico?

IMG_2036Long hair held back out of the way,
womanhood fastened there at bay.
They’ll loosen it another day,
but for now they need to play.

See how the big boys stand aloof
in the shadow of the courtyard roof?
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Yet their guard lets down as they sing and dance,
with an occasional sideways glance.
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They lean and banter, jostle and
cavort like puppies as they stand.
IMG_2172But see how the smallest one of all
suddenly seems to stand so tall?

IMG_2201See the talents they all display–
victorious at the end of day.

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So clever, given half a chance,
they show their bravery in dance.
Intelligence in the written word–
a painting of a flower or bird,

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these beautiful masks they’ve put in place
obscure the beauty of each face.

Mothers and fathers, heed me well
as the truth of it I seek to tell.
As they lift their masks, end their parade,
see the beautiful children that you’ve made!

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I’d been asked to read a poem at the children’s performance at the end of camp tomorrow night, but nothing I’ve written seemed appropriate, so I  wrote this poem that I will read at the end of the animal song and mask presentation as they are about to take off their masks and leave the stage for a party and dinner prepared by Agustin, the owner of the restaurant where we held this six day camp. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a glimpse of a few of the over 600 pictures I took. Too many photo opportunities!!! I guess I’d advise that no one else try to sift through this many pictures to adorn a post.  It has taken me from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.–with a few diversions..two one hour phonecalls and a few email interruptions!  So, a very late posting, but  appropriate for this prompt: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/well-i-never/

16 thoughts on “The Beautiful Children of Mexico

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know..Wish I’d had the patience to publish a picture of every one, but actually I think I did publish a group pic yesterday or the day before…I’ll have to check. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  1. SundragonLady

    Absolutely beautiful photos and words to accompany them. The innocent and loving eyes of children. God’s blessings to us all.

    Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend & Happy Blogging
    Celeste (SunDragonLady)

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Scott. Big performance today and I think I have come down with a case of stomach flu. I went to rehearsal and will go to performance this afternoon and see if I can make it through.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I took an antibiotic I had left over from an earlier dosage and by the time I got there, I had no further distress. I’m so glad because the performance and entire experience was wonderful. I need to do a post on it tomorrow. Thanks for your kind words.

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