See the Rose

Written by: Debra Squyres

A world seen through eyes
of children and grandchildren
wakes our lost vision

Eyes tainted by life
see ideas in different lights
black and white now gray

Enlightening words
spewed from the mouth of mere babes
cause us to ponder

Ears tainted by life
hear darkness in spoken words
bonds of trust broken

Spoken words of truth
from the innocence of youth
often brings laughter

Embrace each new day
with eyes and ears of a child
give ode to the rose