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Instinct of Innocence

I do not believe in the instincts of innocence for mankind. One could make an argument that someone could be innocent by word or deed, but mankind is complex. Other than our basic needs, our instincts are to learn and gain knowledge. Innocence is somewhat like virginity, and once it’s lost, it’s lost. One can be innocent by not thinking of or doing something bad by some standard, but that would be more about following rules and the moral nature of that person. There is sacrifice and forgiveness, but in the truest sense, forgiveness may make one not accountable, but it does not make that person innocent again except in the eyes of whoever is judging. I have been accused of being naive at times, well lots of times, but that is a matter of trust and a choice.

August 22, 2015
The Instincts Of Innocence - Poetry Contest


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  1. Date: 8/26/2015 2:24:00 PM

    Word of very wise wisdom, wonderful write, Ed, and good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
  1. Date: 8/25/2015 8:49:00 PM

    ED, I think once innocence is destroyed it can never be recaptured, wonderful right, and thanks for visiting my poem, secret . . .
  1. Date: 8/23/2015 4:53:00 PM

    different take on the topic, ed... our choice makes us who we are!... much delighted. huggs
  1. Date: 8/23/2015 12:05:00 PM

    I agree that innocence cannot be recaptured. I hope you do well in the contest... Best wishes, Julia
  1. Date: 8/23/2015 3:12:00 AM much truth in these lines, Ed...I believe we can try to regain the "feeling" of innocence though in reality, once that is is lost. Good luck in the contest.