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Beyond the Walls of Innocence

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Beyond the Walls of Innocence

What evil lies beyond the walls of innocence?
Who will protect our children?
Can anyone repair our broken Hearts?

We foolishly think
that guns offer us protection
Demons have no fear of physical things
No logic can be found
Evil breathes it's own air
This battle cannot be won on our own merits

Jesus reaches out his hands
He so badly wants to embrace us
Do we not realize that free will is a costly choice?
We are the deluded ones, choosing to go our own way
Further and further from His protection 

God remains steadfast
Earnestly waiting to answer our call
Willing to move move both Heaven and Earth
Why do we still choose to wait?
why do we deny God's existence?
The Devil is pleased with our choice
Pleased to usher us down his highway
Past the walls of innocence
His is a place where little angels do not exist
Thankfully, even if we do not believe
The innocent will know no more pain
They will be safely sheltered in the Savior's loving arms
The memory of their pain will vanish upon the morning breeze

We cry for them and yet they have no tears
Their days are filled with joy
They know a purpose much higher than our own
If we too become like little children
We will know joy
For this is meant to be our inheritance
Will we choose to walk away?

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 12/25/2012 11:10:00 PM
    Richard, my brother of words! This is beautifully penned and truly exceptional! The truth you speak in this piece sells the work, your skill is a bonus! Great work here! Also, I thank you for your kind words on my Twenty Crayons piece. I hate that I had reason to write of such horrific happenings... But I thank you for reading commenting.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/26/2012 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Audonus, I was very touched by your am honoured to be a brother in words and spirit.
  1. Date: 12/25/2012 9:35:00 AM
    The last stanza is perfect. I will ALWAYS try to remain a child at heart. I love this, very heart felt, loving and caring

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/25/2012 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne.