Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 14

FUTURE
Do We Care About Our Children?
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                     This morning I gazed into the future of the world
                     Behind the trusting eyes of my little girl
                     A future filled with hope for the coming year
                     Behind a small brow furrowed in fear
                     Of the future. . . and troubled eyes said

                             Please fix my world while you have the chance
                             Please don't leave my future up to circumstance
                             Make sure I have enough fresh water to drink
                             Clean air to breathe and freedom to think
                             For myself. . . and my future

                     Today I saw the future behind thirty pairs of eyes
                     Thirty young children trusting me with their lives
                     Assigned to my classroom by chance for a year
                     Thirty small brows furrowed in fear
                     Of the future. . . and troubled eyes said

                             Please fix our world while you have the chance
                             Please don't leave our future up to circumstance
                             Make sure we have enough fresh water to drink
                             Clean air to breathe and feedom to think
                             For ourselves. . . and our future

                     Bless the beasts and the children, forbid them not
                     For the highest price their future has been bought

                             Please help fix our world while we have the chance
                             Don't leave our planet's future up to circumstance
                             Make sure there is enough fresh water to drink
                             Clean air to breathe and freedom to think
                             About what matters. . . for the future
                             Future *


* Inspired by the “reverence for life” philosophy of Albert Schweitzer.  Dedicated to Jacques Yves Cousteau, Al Gore, Melissa Etheridge. . . and our future.




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Copyright © August 20th, 2003 by Richard Aberdeen.
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