In celebration of UNESCO's World Poetry Day, I wanted to share an earlier poem I wrote that talks about the essence of humanity, where amongst all the angst in the world, there is still wonder, hope, integrity and purpose.
Conceived in love, health and wellbeing
Placed in a warm loving place with all the nutrients you need to grow
Introduced to the sounds and touch of those who love you
Share the time that is needed to prepare for your arrival without the hostility, resentment of others and the career jeopardy of those closest to you
Born in a place designed to embrace you throughout your birth which places you and your loved ones in the safest of hands to ease your way
To embrace you in the comfort of your home with all that you require irrespective of your standing or the actions of those around you
To introduce you to the wonder of the world and your place within its legacy
To instill in you belief in yourself, aspirations, passion and determination to be the best that you can be
To prepare you for the role you have to play in protecting the rights and lives not only of yourself but of others
To show you how to walk in ways that leave footsteps that other would be proud to follow
To extend to you the ability to reach out and touch the souls of others along your way.
JW March 2015©