A Child's Heart

United States
March 5, 2007 10:29pm CST
Sometimes I hear the things kids say and it just makes me laugh until I cry, but then, there are those times when the purity of a child's heart just astounds me and the simple things they say seem so wise that I am left speechless. It often seems that when nobody else knows what to do, a child with their innocense just walks up and says, let me give you a hug. I wrote a poem awhile back about a child's heart after reading some letters a class of 2nd graders wrote to some soldiers. There were no superficial words and nothing was being asked in return. It moved me to tears and I wished I had that kind of heart. A Child's Heart ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a child's Heart There is a pure love That seems to come From heaven above ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They may get mad And stomp their feet But what's in their heart You just can't beat! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometimes they say The darnedest things That make us laugh And our hearts to sing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And then they are wise When they ask of us Why are they fighting What's all the fuss? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For we all know Hatred is learned So for a child's heart I have often yearned ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They miss their loved one Like me and you And many days This makes them blue ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But at those times They see is cry They are there with a kiss To dry our eyes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh how I wish I could go to the start And have the purity Of a child's heart ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
4 responses
• United States
6 Mar 07
That was lovely, true but unfortunately this world we live in makes it impossible for theirs hearts to stay that way
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• United States
6 Mar 07
sad but true, that is why we must try to instill in them values and morals while at the same time, allowing them to become their own person
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
6 Mar 07
what a nice poem- thanks for sharing.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
you are welcome and thank you for liking it lol
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
child - Children were born with a pure heart. Everything about them are refreshing and innocent. We should learn to treasure them each and everyday of our lives.
That was beautiful, loves. Sometimes, we adults were so caught up with our everyday lives that we forget our little ones. They were all born with a pure heart. Everything about them are refreshing and innocent. They don't know about cruelty, murder, hatred, and so on. They do things out of their own free will. It amazed me that with them so little, and yet, they can cause a great impacts on our lives. They do things without thinking, they said things whatever is on their mind, and yet we treasured each words coming out from their little mouth.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Very well put! It amazes me when a child says something so simple, yet so profound.
• India
6 Mar 07
yes the kids are the most beautiful creation of naturwe,
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• United States
6 Mar 07
yes they are and we must enjoy them before the world tries to take ahold of their minds