Lament (Peters Bernadette)

This is the world I meant Couldn't you listen? Couldn't you stay content? Safe behind walls, as I could not Now you know what's out there in the world No one can prepare you for the world, even I How could I, who loved you as you were How could I have shielded you from her or them? No matter what you say Children won't listen No matter what you know Children refuse to learn Guide them along the way Still they won't listen Children can only grow From something you love To something you lose