Remember This Child
“Young girl? What do you know?”
“I am not sure what I am supposed to know, I am young!
Do you not have eyes and ears? What do you know?
Yes, I have eyes, and I have ears. I am not an adult.
Young Girl? What is it you hear? Do not tell me you don’t know___.
I told you, I do hear. I am not supposed to say what I hear.
Young lady? Then, what do you see? You do see, right?
Of course, I see. I am not supposed to say what I see! You know.
I know you hear and see. You say you, “I can not say!”
That is right! My mother said, I do not repeat what I hear.
Your Mother? Do you always do what she says?
She said I might see things, but it wasn’t my place to say___.
She told you not to tell, I see____, Is that not a burden?
But, we bear burdens! We do not say what we know.
Why is that? Can you not trust me? I won’t tell.
I can not tell. I am accountable for myself. My mother said so!
But you’re a child? How are you accountable?
I do not know everything but, I know what was said to me.
I was told the cost if I should say what I hear and see.