It is the rhyme of reason
and the reason of rhyme
That tows the line
yet knows no time
It is the some days' child
and the child 'someday'
that mends the breach
with 'hopes' to teach
that sparkles moonbeams
beyond the beach
whilst runners roll in the cold
to herald memories beyond
in bloodied souls that Tangiers
So tomorrow's foals could
dream in peace
and have the 'right' to
or fly in the air
beneath their feet
with wings upon their
while tending crops
and sowing seeds
To spread the love
for ''all ones' needs
beneath the seas
and on the streets
For all the days
in every day
to pave the way
for better days
for ''every' day
in all the days
for better days
for better days...
days flash by in a matter of seconds
like stars falling from the sky
and our childhood echoes distant
a storm of another kind reigns nigh
and its passage holds little comfort
I am surrounded by echoes of past and present
on this occasion they have grown faint and fast
their cadence whispering in foreign tongues
and the familiar seems suddenly unfamiliar
slices of time flash before me
of the times we spent together
I am forever bound by her love and kindness
she imprinted my soul with her acceptance
and loved me enough to believe in my future
I will miss my Sister
her child-like wonder
her unconditional acceptance
I will miss all of these things
I was blessed to have her in my life
and I will carry her love with me always
It seems that in this day and age of excess; people are looking for short cuts to success. I often wonder where this flawed equation of success sprang from. Perhaps from the 'ones who have the most'?
I suppose it's true that many in our society have been showered with the financial benefits of earning power while missing the finer points in building character, by commercial programming and parents who are so busy working to provide a new pair of sneakers for their child that they have to substitute material goods for quality time to show their love and care.
It's through caring and mentoring that we learn discipline, not by having material goods in place of teaching. The real world doesn't work that way, and I believe we've been the worst perpetrators of what we deem to be 'a youth that wants everything handed to them.'
To be self-supporting you've got to live in a country that elevates people based on merit, not nepotism. You've got to have goals, given the opportunities and the options to learn and grow and be willing to work hard. Character takes time to develop and doesn't develop overnight, we're all works in progress.
The youth of today have so much going for them, I believe they are one of the most innovative and free thinking generations to date, a necessity in today's climate of oppression, never-the-less along with the rest of the peoples great things can be realized. Peace is within reach.
So yes, wow me with your ideas and your great visions, but be prepared to work really hard and overcome rarely seen obstacles to make these visions come to fruition. The future has great potential to be bright, lets not leave any generation with the current misguided legacy of excess and gluttony, we've seen what kind of results that brings and it's not pretty. One need only turn on the evening news to hear the latest excuses and mudslinging brought to you by our 'finest' wealth.y politicians and monopolies.
Instead lets change the world for the better and make sure we take a stand for all peoples and teach the fundamental truths behind truly building and achieving our dreams to make certain we leave a lasting legacy we can all be proud of.
Written in 1999 by Mary Margaret Park, edits to reflect current times added today, September 10th 2021.