New and Open
New and Open
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
How angelic they seem,
their faces filled with wonder.
Like pink, plump packages of joy,
unblemished by life’s corruption.
I wonder what they see and think,
how they understand this strange world.
Promise and possibility must prevail,
their minds open to experience.
What words can you impart to warn them,
without bruising the petals of life.
Knowing that reality is something to learn,
something that is not always easy to accept.
How wide their eyes,
willing that life absorb them,
take them wholly and let them fight,
for all that life has to offer.
How sad I feel when I see that glint subside,
weighed down by the truths of corruption.
How I wish I could keep them new forever,
and hide them from the harshness of strife.
How much joy can I feel when life is a triumph,
an accolade of principles held and mastered.
How proud can a parent be,
to realise that their children have won.
How often can life renew?
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