24 March 2006

Innocence

Her step was light and free;
No shame nor worry
Clouded her fair brow.
Her conscience clear,
Without a fear,
Was clean and pure as she.

I asked this maid
What her name be,
And she answered with,
"My name is Innocence."
Her kind is fading into the mist,
For no longer does the world admire
The maid name Innocence.

Carey Nofziger
16 July 2005

7 Comments:

At 24 March, 2006 08:42, Blogger Julia said...

Wow girly layout!

 
At 24 March, 2006 09:08, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That poem is great.

 
At 24 March, 2006 09:17, Blogger Redeemed said...

Very nice, Carey.

 
At 24 March, 2006 09:31, Blogger TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

unfortunatly it is very true.

 
At 24 March, 2006 09:45, Blogger Carey said...

It is very unfortunate. Innocence is even mocked in some Christian circles (like my South Africa mission team).

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16)

 
At 24 March, 2006 18:43, Blogger Julia said...

Shouldnt it be: Without a fear, As clean and pure was she? I dk I just didnt understand that line for a second.
Have a good day!

 
At 26 March, 2006 09:34, Blogger Carey said...

LOL, Jules. You need "was" in there as a being verb. It wouldn't make sense to say "Her conscience clear,without a fear, as clean and pure was she." That's an incomplete sentence. By placing "was" at the beginning of line 6, stanza 1, you have a complete sentence: "Her conscience clear, without a fear, was clean and pure as she."

 

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