New and Open

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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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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading Diana. Take care


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Diana Lee 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Another good one. Thanks, Tony.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are all so kind and obviously connect with the intent of the poem. It seems we all share the sentiment. Thanks for your comments. Take care.


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

As usual, a touching and insightful piece. My granddaughters are so beautiful and innocent and so looking forward to life as adults and I sometimes just want to shield them from everything but of course I can't!


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent!! This is awesome and touching!

wishingUwell

Mia


as4ra 5 years ago

Rattling words, it makes me think all you have said is true, sometimes i wish i could have stayed young forever because i don't remember having to worry about anything. I was careless; naive but innocent. I see that in this piece and as i was reading i was picturing looking into a baby's face and i to ask myself is there a way we can warn them about growing up... this world, this life, is just filled with things that we cannot prevail so how can we explain it? Although the ending gave me some hope. I loved this piece really touched me in a way where my thoughts wander with your poems lines. Simply Amazing!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you all so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I do appreciate your kind words.


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Tremendous write and a beautiful baby!!!


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parrster 5 years ago from Oz

You are eloquent, as always.


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Masterfully put, your skill with words never ceases to amaze me.

I guess I was on the other side of these words when I wrote my hub "deep-rooted", as I feel I had been shielded from reality when I was growing up. Then in middle age having to make life changing decisions I felt my outlook was entrenched in the limited vision of my "roots".

Your question here is universal. How do you retain the natural innocence of our babies and prepare them for the reality of this world?

"What words can you impart to warn them,

without bruising the petals of life"

A question put so beautifully, but that has no answer as every one of our precious babies is different and develops different ways of coping, even within the same family and with the same love and nurturing.

A very insightful and thought provoking hub.


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JDeAngelis 5 years ago from Oz

awesome insight

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