ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

New and Open

Updated on June 29, 2011

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?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Diana. Take care

    • Diana Lee profile image

      Diana L Pierce 

      7 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Another good one. Thanks, Tony.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      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.

    • Silva Hayes profile image

      Silva Hayes 

      7 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!

    • Momma Mia profile image

      Momma Mia 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent!! This is awesome and touching!



    • profile image


      7 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!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

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

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Tremendous write and a beautiful baby!!!

    • parrster profile image

      Richard Parr 

      7 years ago from Australia

      You are eloquent, as always.

    • Fennelseed profile image

      Annie Fenn 

      7 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.

    • JDeAngelis profile image


      7 years ago from Oz

      awesome insight


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)