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Goretti Publications

The Tholing Child

Donald P. Goodman III

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A child will pout, nose red and eyes all wet, demand to now why mother e'er would let such cruel things happen to a child so good.
If she could stop them, surely then she would? If she could them prevent, surely she should? She either can't or won't; and so he cries.
Though mother to her apron-strings him ties, and says it's for his good, he yells, "She lies!" and nothing can a troubl'd child console.
But mother knows how much her child can thole; a child should trust the one who sees the whole, not judge, because he can't see all things yet.