When our children speak, we should listen. We never know what we might learn? If nothing else how they see the world. And I can think of no greater gift than understanding the world through the eyes and hearts of those we most love.
When Children Speak by Michael Doyle When our children speak for change The temptation is to find it strange Acting as though they are speaking in tongues When the truth is, they are simply young Watching my girls growing in their youth Finding their way to the truth When I reflect a moment, I am proud As they tell me all as they are allowed Some things said, I'm sure are wrong But, I am glad they've grown up strong Listening as they speak with reason and passion Of things that fill them with compassion Even when wrong, they have a way to fascinate And I love that they are unafraid to communicate Urging them to always talk and carry on I see the heritage I will have left when I am gone The price paid is worth the recompense Worthy of all of the unintended consequence As long as I know they will speak their hearts and minds I will listen as they always find There is so much beauty in their complicity In all that they love and study with intensity Though it may soon be that I'm looking from heaven above I hope that what I've most taught them is to believe and love (c) July 25, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved