Category Archives: childhood

Family Secrets

Once lived a boy, with his mother’s love only known. Pa’ was around, but his love never shown. Ma’ would take him out to play, loved to observe the herd. The boy would point to Pa’ and say “Pa’”, Ma’ would speak no word. The boy grew and he knew Pa’ would make for him […] Continue reading

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Childhood: A Time of Laughter, or a Time of Weeping?

Have you ever caught yourself rewatching a film you watched as a child, or listen to a song you heard growing up, and finally understood the dark, or “scandalous” humor/lyrics used that you never understood as a child? I know it happens to me a lot, especially within my four years here in college. The reason […] Continue reading

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That thing they Call Childhood

Joy is born without knowing the sorrows of the world his soul is pure and untainted worry free and care free, he smiles Joy is born His mother rocks his cradle back and forth forth and back she hums a sweet melody all the while weeping in fear fear of the time that is to […] Continue reading

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Innocence Reclaimed

A little boy freely sings.  He spends his days running and playing, until his mother calls him back.  He sits at her feet as she tells him of his calling, responsibility and obligation.  Each day he returns to her for these lessons, listening more but thinking less.  As he grows older it becomes harder to […] Continue reading

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The Corrupting Power of Christianity

          This version of Songs of Innocence tells a story about religious education and its effect on children. In “Nurse’s Song,” the nurse watches a group of children play outside. The sounds of their games and general happiness mesh with nature, and she feels an overwhelming sense of peace at the […] Continue reading

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