No Borders Please!

No Borders Please!
Iona Mandal (UK)

Anonymous nursery rhymes never set bounds
Perhaps, that’s how they chose to stay

The cow jumped over the moon
Again and again, without a space helmet

Little Red Riding Hood ventured into forbidden forests
Yet, no one questioned

Hansel and Gretel walked fearlessly into a strange gingerbread house
Savouring sweets from a witch without a second thought

The Gingerbread Man ran far away, over rivers and valleys
He had no fear of getting lost

Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall, we know not where
USA or Mexico?, no one felt the need to clarify

Each lived or travelled their way as they wished
If childhood created a limitless world Defying all boundaries

Who are we to draw the lines?

 

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