I SEE, I THINK, I WONDER
Hello baby, look around
Listen to the city sound
See the buildings, brick and stone,
See the tree that stands alone,
See what’s old, see what’s new.
See what’s red, what’s green, what’s blue.
See the market full of folk
Factories that cough out smoke,
Think about the things you see.
Do they look like you or me?
Why does that face look so glad?
Why does this one look so sad?
Smell the spices in the air,
Curly, kinky, wavy hair,
Skin that’s black and white and brown,
Standing up and sitting down,
Will the traffic stop or go?
Is it moving fast or slow?
Wonder at the things you see
Fire hydrant, rusty key,
Giant sign that shouts out LOVE
Sneakers hanging up above,
Is that hijab smooth or rough?
Do those people have enough?
Will the sun come out today?
What will all the children play?
Why that bell is old and cracked,
Why are boxes packed and stacked?
How did stars get in the sky?
When do birds learn how to fly?
When you close your eyes in bed,
See the pictures in your head,
Think of all the happy things,
Rainbows, snowflakes, fairy wings,
Wonder at the days to come
All the things you can become
Reading books that help you know
All the things you need to grow
As you sing and learn and play
New adventures every day