One announcement celebrates life-
little children pouring in.
Hope’s alive when hands reach out –
child delights when safe.
Big strong muscles used to enforce,
now lift high with laughing joy.
Hearts once hard
form sweet chocolate’s grace,
as kids cling close
and feel heart’s embrace.
Running, yelling- hectic surge,
heart’s are racing,
chalk dust swirls.
Then within the whirling craze,
steps a face –
that’s pink and green,
smeared by laughing tiny hands.
Bright eyes shining,
big fighter rises-
soaring on adoring eyes.
A moment caught and treasured still,
when for an hour, a warrior found
his life made whole
through a child’s soul.
Author- Bill Tidsbury