Eye Your Children

Your eyes are on the clothes and shoes –
Pray tell, then, where’s your child?
Why do you allow distractions when
Your restless child grows wild?

Why, happy you, surveying sights, amassing
Things as joy,
Hear not the child, but take your eyes
Off your sweet girl or boy.

If you’re not looking out for them,
With designated care,
God help this child if one eyes them
And sees you unaware.