Children of the World

Children of the world,
What wishes can I send your
way
and what words of wisdom give?
And more, how can I make
these new and powerful- words and wishes to be
received with impact?
For even sagely advice
poetic lines
culled from ancient texts-
have become time - worn
and stale...
You have been told, often enough,
" Be good, shun evil
and hold fast to integrity."
And for some, these words
have acted as a shield,
but today,
in this topsy-turvy world
even if all the most kind-hearted
mothers were to gather
and plead with you
would this hold your attention?
And if they were to beg you saying,
" Pick up a book, a pen or piece of paper, a guitar
or tool- hoe or shovel- anything-
but never, ever a gun."
Would you take heed?
And I, myself my words are but few
all I can say us-
" Hold on to childhood as long as you can,
for it's days are fleeting - too soon past."

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Our world

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