There was a time in our lives,
Or there should have been,
When all the armour you needed,
Was the full body armour –
Of your parents shirts.
Life is meant to be safe when you put on
Your mom or dad’s shirt.
And it covers you fully.
You can smell them when you bury your nose in it.
You can pretend to be your dad.
And look handsome in his shirt.
Or it can be a perfect dress to twirl and dance in.
You can be a princess or a fork lift driver.
You can be what ever you want when you’re this little.
And you might change your mind in five minutes.
Because you are fully protected in your armour.
And your imagination.
It’s a perfect cocoon
For Saturday morning cartoons
And not having to deal with the world.
Life would be wonderful –
If we could take this full body armour with us –
Through for ever.