As we watch life become a growing pustule
On the face of humanity
A question arises,
How did we ever get so far from the smooth,
Idealistic, innocents we once were
With brown mud squishing joyfully
Between our toes
Keeping us ever so clean?
La cara muchas veces
Our face many times
But the pustule remains
Urging us to dig deep inside
Until maybe the roots of the infection
And we can return to our former
Mud dancing selves.
Laurie Woodward is the author of several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles. She also cowrote Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.