Little Proposal

Little I am,
A boy of seven.
Big but is the heart I offer.
Will you take it?

Little is the pocket money
I carry with me.
Big but for an ice-cream everyday.
Will you share mine?

Little short I am
Compared to the big boys.
Big but to climb every tall tree.
Will you climb with me?

Little slow I am
With my growing legs.
Big but to outrun many while playing.
Will you play with me?

Little I am,
A boy of seven.
Big but for you of six.
Will you grow with me?

Little I am
As is my proposal.
So will you like me
As much as I like you?


40 thoughts on “Little Proposal

      1. Humbled. Like really. It’s a great compliment coming from someone whose work I feel is very good. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

        Also yes, the poem is about the innocence of the first crush. We have all been there and done that. I’m glad that it made you feel exactly that! πŸ€—

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  1. Wow, Mia – simple, yet powerfully moving! Proof that, just like your protagonist, you don’t need “big words” to build an emotional Everest.

    Ah, for the purity of the youthful spirit. Certainly, it can’t contemplate many things, good and ill, that the adult world has in store, but the heart beats true and unburdened.

    Your writing beautifully reminds of that “better us.”

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    1. Thank you so very much for all these lovely words, Keith! πŸ˜€ You manage to magically come up with a new metaphor for me everytime!

      As for big words, I once read somewhere that it is easier to use them and confuse the majority of readers than to write in the simplest of ways. Sort of true, right?

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      1. So true, Mia! Big words provide lots of room for the unskilled writer to hide, while “little” words proclaim talent’s confidence.

        “You write well” express it beautifully, while “Your nomination endows contentment” just annoys. Did you write that, or did you press your palm into the keyboard and that’s what appeared on the screen?

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    2. You are so right! We were all once so pure in our thoughts and dealings, not worrying about the consequences. Now, we are conscious of every step we take, so much so that to some we might come across as calculative, if not worse. But can we really afford to go back to that innocent age? I highly doubt it…

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      1. As do I, actually. While many may idealize the childish mind, with some justification, it’s also possible to take things too far.

        While part of me does yearn for a youthful lack of pretense, I also, at seven, was totally ignorant of most of what the world offers. The choice, of course, isn’t one or the other. Rather, it’s trying to incorporate the best of both. Learn your lessons in any classroom.

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      1. My pleasure. Well, I had been in a slump for quite long. Writer’s block! And now that I’m back, I’m finding it hard to gather the audience. If that has happened to you before, I’d love to know how you dealt with it.

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