The Bad Side of Innocence
    For the Children We Forget To Remember
    2010 © Thomas R. Farrell

    It is easier
    To find God staring back
    From a child’s eyes….
    Simply because the child
    Hasn’t learned
    the bad side of Innocence
    Nor how to hide their feelings
    From those taller people
    Put in charge of lines, and wishes
    And pushing
    The little ones like them.

    I wonder if God is ever
    Sad we cannot see Him there
    In places where a child learns
    How tears come out of them.