A Child’s View Of The World II


As a child I believed that germs
Must arrive from Germany
(An idea only reinforced
When I contracted German measles)

Though no order forms, invoices
Cash or receipts changed hands
Similarly I thought ’twas Mark Twain
Who most likely invented string

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on February 11, 2013, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Made me smile, Ben – and made me remember my own mis-perceptions from childhood. 🙂

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  2. I remember having similar interpretations, haha.

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    • One of the many precious qualities possessed by young children. I still remember a small girl’s shock some years ago (she now has young ones of her own) when she heard me say I was intending to kill two birds with one stone. 😀


  3. You mean to tell me that Mark Twain did not invent the string? Shows what you know.

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