WHY do we destroy
the precious gifts we receive?
Children are not property
Children are gifts…don’t you see?
WHY do we destroy
the growing heart?
WHY don’t we give our children
a holy start?
For a brief time,
tenderly their precious lives are held in our hands
For a brief time
we breathe our words into the tiny lambs
Then from us they take leave
Their delicate souls facing forward as they walk through life
Our words can build or destroy them–
Empower them to stand strong in the inevitable strife
How does a child turn from a loving being
to a person without control?
WHY do we cut the child apart
that was given to us whole?
Solomon’s tale rings true
in more ways than one
Turning one parent against the other
is always wrong and always done
Pure and innocent
quick-witted and giving
Snuffed out by an angry parent
is no way for living
Profound and heartbreaking true.
thank you for your visit, Cindy and for your comment…yes, it is a sad world at times…so many young children at risk…it is hard to watch…and hard not to be able to do anything no matter how hard one tries…I have visited YOUR blog, Cindy, but for some reason my WordPress is not cooperating. I try to leave a LIKE or a COMMENT and it won’t allow me to do that. I must have something set incorrectly on my end of this cyber world! I do read your writing and love your photographs of so many wonderful places in the world! I appreciate your sharing of them!
Sadly repeated again and again. One can only have faith and hope.
Indeed, Eliza! In Wisconsin, 4 out of 10 grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Those grandchildren are fortunate. The statistic is repeated throughout the States. I do wonder WHY…I wonder and question every day…what more could I have done…what didn’t I do…what should I do. And now the suicide rate of young people is on the rise. So much sadness engulfs our nation.