Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Poem: Each Child is Unique

I was thinking this week about the end of summer and about all the young people who have headed back to school. They have their new backpacks, pens, markers, rulers, calculators, clothes and all the other requisite stuff needed for a new school year.  It’s an exciting time, an apprehensive time, a time of change and a time of growth.  Each child is a precious gift who deserves the very best learning environment possible.

Each child is unique,
each tender
little mind,
so eager for acceptance,
so eager
all the time.

A child’s needs are simple,
and I will tell you why,
it starts with love
great respect
for who they are inside.

To grow and learn
they need the best,
they need to know we care,
they need a firm and loving hand,
they need to know we’re there.

Someday they’ll strike out on their own,
to find their place in life,
they’ll travel, study, see the world,
encounter joy and strife.

But while they’re young and in the fold
they need us by their side,
to navigate life’s ups and downs,
to be a loving guide.


I wish the very best to all the children starting a new school year. 
Learn a lot and have some fun along the way.


  1. This is a loving summary of how to help a smaller human being progress in the world. I hope many parents will read it. Love, Judy

  2. Thank you, Judy. I think this may be my next outdoor posting.

  3. This is lovely! It makes me glad I am a teacher :)

  4. Thank you, Alanna. I'm glad you're a teacher too. Your students are very lucky!