Children aren’t usually born with such .
Loving freely through words and touch.
Reaching out to hold a hand.
They need the love that they demand.
They climb onto backs and snuggle in laps.
Relaxing in arms, they succumb to naps.
Eagerly sharing stories and treasure
with those who will listen without measure.
But people aren’t always loving or kind.
Distracted, busy with things on their mind.
Tender feelings of both girl and boy
Easily broken like a cheap toy.
The damage leaves scars that can be mended
With honest apologies comprehended.
Otherwise scars from love’s rejection
Turn into walls of soul protection.