Through innocent eyes I am watching
The world for the very first time
I’m learning by my experiences
On the ladder of knowledge I climb.
I don’t know the difference
Between good deeds and bad
I haven’t learnt about feelings
Like being happy or being sad.
But I see the images in the paper
And hear the anger in your voice
Listen to the words of bitterness
Not knowing that I have a choice.
I learn the ways that I am taught
Segregating ourselves from others
Accepting this way of mankind
To cause war between our brothers.
You forget to teach me to love
Therefore I only learn to fight
You never sing me lullabies
When you lay me down at night.
I breathe the air which is polluted
Unaware of the damage that’s done
To the natural shield around us
Which protects us from the sun.
A crumbling world around me
Full of hate and selfish acts
Man destroying all other life
A harsh reality of the facts.
My outlook seems very bleak
If we do not stop and change
With nothing left for my children
Unless the future we rearrange
Please teach me to love my neighbour
And respect all life around me
To look after our dear planet
So we can all live in harmony.