Sunday, January 29, 2017

That Child

Blond hair that's matted but if it's
would give the air of "little
 girl," rather than a waif. 

 She's not a stray, nor is she lost......not yet.

 Yet her needy gaze haunts me.

Shy at school because reading
 is so difficult now,
an elusive link to learning.

Building trusses 
to open wide her world is a challenge,
a right, and a need. 

Brush aside uncomfortable feelings
and find ways to reach her and teach her.

More than we dare to dream
beyond the dim days of struggle, 
children around us
deserve a dose of "possibility."

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