Out of the Mouths of Babes…

The words of little ones surprise us many times
With wisdom far beyond the japes and pranks of nursery rhymes.
For though these little ones seem ‘wet behind the ears’
Out of the mouths of babes come words beyond their years.

Listen to a little one, and in those words you’ll find
A pathway to strict honesty, while still remaining kind.
A trust that calls to you to make your answers fair,
So that, with passing time, that confidence you’ll share.

(Sometimes, of course, their words are not like this
But full of silliness and hate.
That’s mostly at the times they try
Grown-ups to imitate.)

This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here.

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5 Responses to Out of the Mouths of Babes…

  1. Claire2101 says:

    Hear, hear! Nicely done.

  2. jfb57 says:

    Oh this is great! Such a deep meaning in those words! Fabulous!

  3. Mrs TeePot says:

    That’s fantastic!!!!

  4. susankmann says:

    Fantastically written. A great take on the theme x

  5. Robin Hawke says:

    Love the idea behind this and how you got there, Robin

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