Sensible parents know children need to be given love and support, time and hope. Foolish ones believe money and possessions can be a substitute for these.
Few achieve fame
Fewer still make a difference
A child who thinks of itself as useless has been taught to do so.
Ask yourself every day; Am I a good person?
But always question the sincerity of the answer.
The oxygen of philanthropy
With those you love, for whom you care
Time dictates you have to share
You will not always have control
For others claim some of this role
Your precious child’s first day at school
Falls subject to new pastoral rule
Years later on, at summer camp
First night away, your insides cramp
Teenager off, on their first date
You set a time; pray they’re not late
The pilots of a loved one’s flight
You only hope they get it right
Let interviews, of course be gentle
Wisdom to see his/her potential
Surgeon too, with razor knife
Governs fate of child or wife
A wedding ushers a new phase in
Your child has another next of kin
Every care you now can share
Someone else is always there