Shaping Futures

Each one of us is pure to start;
Pure of head and pure of heart.
A ball of clay yet to be moulded,
By a life not yet unfolded.
Take that clay and shape it well
And soon the signs will start to tell.
You’ll have a child who’s keen to learn
And smiles brightly, waits her turn,
Who’s kind and courteous, sweet and fun
And loyal to both Dad and Mum.
But take that clay and shape it badly,
And this life will turn out sadly.
Too little care, too tough of touch
The child won’t amount to much.
She’ll be sad and lonely too,
Unsure of the right things to do.
She may be nasty, spiteful, bad,
And here’s the thing that makes that sad:
She could have been a happy girl,
If different hands helped her unfurl.

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3 Responses to Shaping Futures

  1. angharad says:

    This is such a powerful analogy. Sad, but true, and relatable.

    ‘Too little care, too tough of touch
    The child won’t amount to much.
    She’ll be sad and lonely too,
    Unsure of the right things to do.’

    Do you think the clay can be remoulded though, if one is aware of how things could be?

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  2. Ponder says:

    Well done poem so full of truth, Pooky. Only by God’s grace have I overcome the “shaping badly”.

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