Children’s Joy

Children of joy, rising high into freedom

Laughter’s creative voice opening life.

Blessing with heritage, centred in love,

Imagination’s firefly’s soaring flight.


Daughters with hope, leaping high in affirmation

Nothing’s impossible now with this song.

Finding these eyes, that twinkle in memory,

Heritage’s hand, believing for me!


Sons with great strength, so valiant in purpose

Rescuing the needy, who’re desperate for knights.

Eyes fierce with danger, sword drawn in splendour

Play’s purpose calling Life’s light to defend.


Places that form you, grief that is borne,

Changes and moulds tender hearts that do mourn.

Hope’s inspiration in child’s abandon,

Lifts destiny’s clarion shouting – Dream big!


Together with children I breathe in this joy,

Mystery is calling and etching desires.

Invited to join in with others who wonder,

I move with the music, a bubbling jig!

Author – Bill Tidsbury