Innocence Poems

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Lament
by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave

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The Deserted Village
by Oliver Goldsmith

Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visits paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed:
Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
Seats of my youth, where every sport could please,
How often have I loitered o'er your green,
Where humble happiness endeared each scene;
How often have I paused on every charm,
The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm,

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Hymn On Solitude
by James Thomson

Hail, mildly pleasing solitude,
Companion of the wise and good;
But, from whose holy, piercing eye,
The herd of fools, and villains fly.
Oh! how I love with thee to walk,
And listen to thy whisper'd talk,
Which innocence, and truth imparts,
And melts the most obdurate hearts.

A thousand shapes you wear with ease,

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Reeds Of Innocence
by William Blake

Piping down the valleys wild,
Piping songs of pleasant glee,
On a cloud I saw a child,
And he laughing said to me:

'Pipe a song about a Lamb!'
So I piped with merry cheer.
'Piper, pipe that song again;'
So I piped: he wept to hear.


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On The Progress Of The Soul...
by John Donne

Forget this rotten world, and unto thee
Let thine own times as an old story be.
Be not concern'd; study not why, nor when;
Do not so much as not believe a man.
For though to err, be worst, to try truths forth
Is far more business than this world is worth.
I'he world is but a carcass; thou art fed
By it, but as a worm, that carcass bred;
And why shouldst thou, poor worm, consider more,
When this world will grow better than before,

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Why, mummy?
by Liam Dolphin

Why, mummy?

Mummy, why is that man smelly,
In his pop-up little tent.
Where is his pretty little bed?

Mummy, what happened to his arm and face?
Locked into place.
And why is he so sad?
When you can go to fairyland.

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Someday I'll Learn
by Leo W

I’ve been an open book so long
my binding’s come undone
my heart worn on my sleeve so long
I can’t wash out the blood

I walk through life with widened eyes
think everyone’s got Good inside

but if you ask the coroner,
he’ll readily attest

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A Vibrant Fascination
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

black cat in the woods
wide eyed amidst greenery
and the wild chorus

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Two Innocent Kids
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Two kids and a goat...
One’s wearing a coat....
One’s wearing a dress...
Plantation noblesse...

Living life on a farm...
Not causing no harm...
Just enjoying the sun...
Having nothing but fun...


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INOCENT with a single 'N'
by Bogdan Dragos

Some daughters love their fathers
a bit too much
and their mothers not enough

This father was a cop,
the type that deals with the nasty cases
and he often came home drunk.
Alcohol did help, he said
and drank some more on the couch
and sometimes drank until he passed out

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