Cheryl Adair

Innocence

we should each seek to humble ourselves
and to sleep the sleep of children:

undisturbed by dreams and demons
untroubled by fear and worry
unburdened by guilt and shame

to awaken as we once did:
with eyes blinking and twinkling
still sensitive to the light
(but) with a smile on our lips

an eagerness in our heart
for the day ahead
and not just sleep weary:

relieved that we survived one more night
of dealing with our subconcious thoughts
and unspoken desires

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 24, 2004
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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