To The Young
by Michael Shaeffer Wilson
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
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To the Young
Outside confines of familiar structure,
Church, Home, Family, School;
Live other realities, truths outside lectures,
No need to march lockstep, societys' fool.
Life not just black and white absolutes,
There is sometimes more than one right answer;
Boldness and wit can myths refute,
Explore and push boundaries like a cosmic dancer.
One can try a different road, take a different tack,
If it doesn't work out, learn and go on;
Today is today, don't look back,
Think - try new methodologies on.
Do not get thrills from abusing the weak,
The different, the strange, the unique --
You will just begin your own losing streak,
Your future will become very bleak.
Instead try compassion and understanding,
Putting yourself in the other persons shoes;
You avoid authorities negative branding,
While learning and growing from other points of view.
Challenge convention, ask lots of questions,
Feed your growing mind nutritious info-loads;
Treat your body well physically I suggest,
You must endure many of lifes' bumpy roads.
Take care of yourself, and fate will lend a hand,
Be careful but be brave, take a positive stand.
Set your goal and stick it out, you'll make your mark,
As you develop into a woman or a man.
And contribute your worth to this turbulent land.
(c) 2003 MSW
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|Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
|This is most excellent. I do hope you really get it into the hands of our youth and those who are guiding them. Vicky|
|Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
|A excellant powerful write with such wonderful intentful meaning!
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
powerful, needed write
i learned to respect my elders, and listen to what they said--i wish the parents of today would teach their children well, and that the kids would listen
when we took discipline out of the home and prayer out of the schools, that's when everything changed
*BRAVO* and thank you for your courage in posting this outstanding lesson--a keeper for my library
(((HUGS))) and love,