If I had children, I would want, for them,
A world that’s different from ours, one
In which there are no masters and no slaves,
No bosses there – no workers ordered there,
No generals – or soldiers marching – and
No men or women who are cogs upon
The gears of our machines.
I don’t have children, more’s the pity, yet
I still would wish for all the children that
The world I spoke of comes to be. And this,
I also wish for puppies, colts and more.
Although we’ve bred the species for our ends
And even made ourselves our subjects too,
That wish I have may yet be realized,
If only children hear and make it so.
2014 April 26th, Sat. 9:55 pm Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York