Saturday, April 26, 2014

If I Had Children

If I Had Children
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

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