I saw a Child

By John Anthony Davies

I saw a child who couldn't walk,

sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies

and yet he could not walk unaided.

I saw a child, no legs below,

sit on a horse and make it go

through woods of green

and places he had never been

to sit and stare

except from a chair

I saw a child who could only crawl

mount a horse and sit up tall

Put it through degrees of paces

and laugh at the wonder in our faces

I saw a child born into strife,

take up and hold the reigns of life

and that same child was heard to say,

Thank God for showing me the way.

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