A baby comes into the world–
All of life it lies ahead.
The family gazes lovingly,
Caresses its small head.

A birth is quite a symbol.
Such hope to all it brings.
Such innocence in one so small–
In our hearts the love it sings.

We gaze upon a little child
And know that once we too
Were innocent and free of fear
Like flowers fresh with dew.

If only all could be
As simple as a child
The world would be a safer place
Less dangerous and wild.

But deep inside each person
That innocence still lies.
You find it when you gaze with love
Into another’s eyes.

Cast out all fear; release the hate,
And you will finally see
The lesson children bring to all–
How life is meant to be.