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Face of Innocence (Original Poem)

January 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Written by @linzo

 

Within the sound of silence is a fleeting moment

Holding a floating feather into oblivion

As captured innocence reveals its face

In an effort to still play child like games

 

School bag in tow, weight of world on a child’s shoulder

Skipping merrily to the harvester’s tune

Ideas fed in knowledge, in exchange for purity

Innocence bottled up, cookie cutter gears up

 

A blank stare, withdrawal in confusion

Betrayal compiled with a need for greed

As innocence becomes a battlefield for profiteers

Haggling stolen child hoods to the highest bidder

 

An amassed rebellion, innocence wakes up

In a galvanising childlike giggle ripple effect

Fed by the blazing fires of love and compassion

Touching the face of innocence

 

Image credit: Pixabay

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