John Carter Brown

Innocent - Poem by John Carter Brown

Without hesitation she opened her hand,
Her father looked into her eyes;
He saw not a sign there of fear or guilt,
He knew she was not telling lies.

The thought of deceit
Had no place in her mind,
She was innocent right from the start;
Her hand opened wide
For her daddy to see,
Her eyes opened wide as her heart.

'I don't know where it is,
I've not seen it at all, '
Small defence from her lips, but it's true
That this innocent child
Made her father repent,
His apologies now, she was due.

'Please forgive my suspicions,
My harsh angry words, '
Said her father with tears in his eyes;
And to you my dear reader
The moral is this:
Simple innocence needs no disguise.

Written March 1995

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written after falsely accusing one of my children of some minor misdemeanor. I feel guilty about it still.

Comments about Innocent by John Carter Brown

  • (8/27/2012 6:10:00 AM)

    Ahh, I love this one, the picture in my head of the child, the picture you put there is gorgeous and funny and and and je ne said quoi! : O)))) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

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