• The children are running
    Giggling and pointing
    Greeting everyone they pass
    as they skip to and fro

    The chalk on the sidewalk
    is melting away
    but the delinquents still play
    in the rain, sun and snow

    The boy still has cooties
    they all stay away.
    The poor boy is confused
    but he makes a new friend

    The mothers are scolding
    Dinner is ready
    The tears of children fall
    As the day comes to an end

    Most young children are loved
    kissed, praised, and pampered
    though some are left hurt
    by who have no sense

    The children are aging
    Growing up much too fast
    How could one be so hurtful
    of everlasting innocence?