The innocence of a question asked
The biggest problem should be a simple task
Why can’t we fly to the moon?
Why have we no helium to blow up a balloon?
To go and circle around the sun
Now wouldn’t that be so much fun
Why is the sun so far away?
Should we be protected from its ray?
Did daddy never go to school?
He did – well why do you always refer to him as a fool?
And little Johnnie down the road
How do you know he’s a fraud?
Children ask the funniest things
Like are those marks on your neck really bee stings.
How are you meant to explain?
Without inflicting any more pain
When they ask – why did you and daddy part?
Do you really suffer from a broken heart?
When I was a child these questions never came to mind
Were we more innocent then? Or just not inclined –
To question about this kind of thing
If we did alarm bells would ring
Did our parents put these issues to one side?
With the hope our innocence they could hide.
Children of today have little fear of change
They are well educated, well read able to rearrange
No matter what situation should arise
It’s a credit to them and the system there brought up in –
That their mind they are allowed exercise.