Childhood Firsts

Yet another marker. I was just thinking about this last night as I read this comic strip – https://www.facebook.com/jangandfox/posts/435713757035514 .

Sgeoil

the markers of childhood
are filled with firsts
rights of passage
to be celebrated,
first birthdays
first tooth lost
first knee scraped
first day of kindergarten
if you are lucky
born on the right side of freedom
and make it to your first birthday
for some the markers of childhood
contain less to be celebrated
first slap
first touch
first bombing
endless hunger
disease
separation
homelessness-
not all childhood markers are equal

©Heather Carr-Rowe

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge: Childhood

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. sgeoil says:

    The comic does illustrate it quite well. Thanks for the reblog.

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    1. leapingtoes says:

      Thank you for penning this. ❤
      I feel it is very important for everyone to be aware of our privileged status, while at the same time be aware of the underprivileged whom we may not see or may have forgotten about.

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