My Song of Innocence and of Experience

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Song of Innocence
 
They give me smiles, so I smile
They give me love, so I love
They tell me I’m beautiful, and so I am beautiful
They sing me songs of hope, and so I have hope
My years have been good to me
Young and tender years brush by like a caress to my face
A few years gone yet only a little gained
I hold many anticipations and leave to dance in the rain
 
Song of Experience
 
They throw me sneers, and so my smiles are grimace
They give me hate, and so I live with my hate
They misconstrue me, and so I have no friends
The years have changed me, I am not the same girl
I’ve sailed on life like a canoe through forever changing waters
I get knocked back in forth but I learn to keep steady
The waters reflection show me myself
I am amazed at myself, my love, my strength my dreams
Deeper into dangerous rivers, flipped over by failures and drowned by fears
Deeper into the rapid waters, I learn water is not everything
Instead I find parts of myself never dreamed by me
The years have shown me life has inevitable pain
More years come and pass, and even more of myself to gain
 
 
This poem is about: 
Me

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