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The following poem by John Anthony Davies was recited in the Cheff Center video I watched over 30 years ago:

I Saw a Child

I saw a child who couldn’t walk,

Sit on a horse, laugh and talk,

Then ride it through a field of


And yet he could not walk


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 on our


I saw a child born into strife,

Take up and hold the reins of life

And that same child, I heard him


Thank God for showing me the


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