Allow me to trust foolishly, believing that everyone is good at heart.
Allow me to cry when it goes wrong; I’m a man but hug and console me.
Give me a chance to play, and not have a worry in the world.
Tell me you believe in my dreams, even when they sound absurd.
Allow me to make mistakes, because you know I’ll learn.
Forgive my poor decisions; I’ll grow up, better discern.
Tell me when I’m wrong, don’t be afraid to teach me.
[Thank you to the two little champs who made room for my camera.]