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Too much darkness

in this dying world,

too many force-fed fears.

Too many bent

and broken lives,

adrift on a torrent of tears.

So many children

brainwashed and abused,

dull overcrowded halls.

Pointless graffiti

spreading like scars,

on cold, crumbling walls.

Why do we let them

arrogantly teach

such a history of loathsome lies.

Impressionable children

taking everything in,

with eager, innocent eyes.

Discard the curriculum;

cultivated pages of deceit

and government lies.

Teach them how to dig

down though the layers,

find their own truth in life.

Knowledge has the power

to free their minds;

to let their spirits swell.

Seek it out and share it wide

but above all else,

teach them well.

Teach them about love,

respect and honour,

loyalty, dignity and pride.

Of life shared together,

a home for the heart

and a family for which to provide.

Nurture creativity

and expression of the soul,

in writing, music and art.

Unleash the possibilities

lying dormant and deep

within the beat of each tender heart.

Help and support them in

whatever they choose,

for they are the legacy we leave.

The beat of new blood

flowing strong in their hearts

and in all that they are soon going to weave.


Written by Darren Scanlon, 23
rd February 2015. Revised 20th November 2015. ©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.
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awesome Darren :D
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superb poem sir....
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