Tell Every Child – Art & Poem
Date: September 1, 2023
TELL EVERY CHILD – Poem & Art By Jane Evershed
Tell Every ChildTell every child they have a purpose on this planet, May the birthright of every child be to have a wise caretaker, Who understands the fine line between discipline, And the breaking of a spirit, and how to mend one, And the need for understanding and freedom of expression- Without fear of physical attack, … To know their bodies, And when touch and substance are harmful, And when touch and substance is beautiful! … The birthright of every child should be enough food, sleep, Shelter, nurturing and access to nature. … For the great spirit of the child grows in the garden of complete love, Giving seed to a sure sense of self, And a fearless child becomes a wise and loving elder, And every child becomes a wise and loving elder, And every child that flourishes with love, respect and encouragement Gives roots to a future without limitations on love, … And may the child in you glow like a light all your life.
By Jane Evershed