No Sham, No Drudgery

When part of you is like a child
Never thinking about disillusionment
Always happy, hoping, believing, excitedly anticipating
Always finding the good
Always ready to understand
Always quick to forgive
Defiant, unwavering loyalty
How awful reality (karma, fate) is
For, so coldly, ripping this away from a person
Taking away the eyes through which they saw a beautiful world
(no sham, no drudgery)
Stripping them of their innocent faith
All of which, if nothing else, gave them peace of mind
…how brutal