‘The children are our future’ (a poem)

Thinking a bit this morning about that well-worn phrase of songwriters and politicians alike…

We are their past

We are promises unfulfilled
We are promises broken

We are the lies we tell each other

to explain our feelings away
to deny the reality we have created

to convince those who see it
that they don’t see it

Who will these children be?

(29 August 2015)