Here you will find the Poem Why? of poet Joseph Seamon Cotter
The little child crosses the street-- Why does she wave to me? What sees she in my wasted form To hail so joyously? Her olive face and curly hair Are tidings of earth-peace, Her golden smile's a wreath of joy That bids my sorrows cease. To me she is a fairy sprite-- A heavenly harbringer Whose sun-kissed eyes are songs of God-- But what am I to her?