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Little Child

Little Child
By:  Emily Kroeger

Little child,
Stay innocent. . .

Little child,
I am young too. . .
Only seven years separate our ages. . .
A seven-year difference and I have lost my innocence.

Little child,
Only seven years ago. . .

Little child,
I was as innocent as you are. . .

Oh little child,
Do not surrender to their sly smiles. . .

Little child,
I too, gave into their smiles, once. . .
Once is all it took. . .
My smile has been forever marked. . .

Oh little child,
Stay sturdy. . .
Stand firm. . .
Do not let their words corrupt your innocent soul. . .

Little child,
Do not fall into their hearts of fire. . .

Little child, 
I know, you know that they will ruin you. . .

Little child,
I knew if I followed them, I would never be the same again. . .

Little child,
I still followed; I thought they were the answer. . .

Little child,
Keep your innocence. . .
Because once you give it away, you cannot bring it back.

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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 6:47:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading some very excellent poetry this morning. Glad to see you have something posted today it was a pleasure to read your poetry. I hope you have an awesome inspiration filled weekend Emily. Love, Carol