Poetry

THE BEAUTIFUL INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN By Nadine Jessel

Written by Editor

(A Pledge Against Racism)

What does black and white really represent?
just a difference in tone or shade

What is the variance in innocent children, black or white?
just a difference in skin tone or shade

Consider all adults and children by their hearts and souls
Skin colors are superficial and simply exterior
gift wrapping

We are the same, ALL children of God
Let us pray to abolish disparity
everywhere in the world

Adults should know better not to indulge racism
to spoil and taint innocence of children
either directly or indirectly by every generation
but what impression are we setting for our children
around the world if we don’t teach our children that
everyone, no matter, skin color, or religion
we are ALL EQUAL supreme beings
who are ALL entitled to live in freedom and peace

Black or white, we all laugh cry and love

Let the power of love slice through
the immoral ropes of racism

Let the less fortunate innocent children in this world
not grow up harnessed within the heavy laden chains of racism, and smothered in prejudice from sadistic racism

Let the innocent children in this world grow and be happy as they embark
into a life that enables them to be free of this poison
emitted by foolish and narrow-minded adults

Let us have faith that the dominance of love
and unconditional acceptance
shall march through these rigid boundaries
and strike the hearts of all people
like the love of cupid’s arrow ~NJ~

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same” ~ Rumi

Nadine Jessel, Copyright ©, 2019, All Rights Reserved
From My Heart ~ To Your Soul ®

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.