Simon Rose
What Children Teach

 
Children are the gift of freedom:
Free in what they think,
Free in what they speak -
We pray for freedom.
 
Our heroes learn the hard way
That the price of freedom,
That the fight for freedom
Goes on and on and on.
 
If peace is the prize of a righteous conscience,
A life-force necessary for our being,
Freedom expresses the joy of innocence:
Peace and freedom are brothers.
 
Some claim to be the knowers,
Some simply practise, some just preach:
Life must be a prison for us
Unless we learn what children teach.