Guilt

"Curiosity killed the cat," parents say
 When their kids inquire the wrong thing
Simply to push their attention away
Out of fear of what it might bring.
 
Many things we hide from the children who
Might be revolted, frightened, or scarred.
As a child, you might have been too
But is it really them, or is it you?
 
The many aspects of adulthood include
Things which are by no means bad,
However; children would be hurt to know them
Because of what humanity did add.
 
We call all children innocent,
For they are not the ones to be blamed;
It is not their fault that the world they were born in
Has for ages, already been maimed.
 
If you believe in the virtue of youth
Here's a question for you and me:
Surely if children are innocent,
The rest are all guilty?

The End

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