Only The Innocent

Tomorrow’s dawn should find me

On the Yellow Card Road:

Framed, guiltless but shamed

Between the rising, rain-filtered sun

And what I already knew.

The ignorants that passed sentence

Cared not even enough

To know a name to forget …

But I shoulder their spiteful salt load

And carry a smile that only

The truly innocent can hold.

6 thoughts on “Only The Innocent

  1. Angela says:

    Your last two lines are really powerful. Nice poem.

  2. Chatty Owl says:

    This is so innocent and sweet…

  3. Peter Notehelfer says:

    Excellent, Excellent Poem!

  4. There is so much depth in your words….it really hit home for me.

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