A carefree face, a pleasing smile
So innocent; my heart stops for a while
Eyes large; and full of joy
Searching for his favorite toy
There it is! and flash, he goes
Out of his heart, laughter flows
A laugh which hides no pain
A laugh which knows no loss or gain
Hours of play; no rest or respite
Wanders his mind in unbound flight
Then greets his dad with hugs and kisses
Tosses his child up, and then he catches
Fearless, the child gives a zealous call
He knows his father won’t let him fall
He laughs without fear, tension or grief
So strong is the faith; so firm the belief
I stand and watch; the marvel of nature
And try to to peak into his distant future
Will he not lose the carefree face?
Will he withstand the mean world’s embrace?
Will clouds of fear not question his faith
When he encounters the unjust’s wraith?
Will he be able to smile as I could
In my own; lost childhood?