WAKE-UP, CHILD!


Fairy reading in the garden. Photo by Dafina Kuficha

Sleep for five to eight hours and then,

Look around you,

See the love and support that has remained with your

Through all of your difficult encounters.

No matter where you have roamed or what you have done,

You have always remained loved and support.

What have you given back to those who have NEVER forsaken you?

Love, complaints, a helpful hand, lies, excuses?

Yes, you have changed your program, but was it by choice or did it

Prove to be the wrong path for one as gifted as yourself?

WAKE UP, CHILD!

Time moves on and waits for no one!

Be not the fool, the dog who barks at the flying bird.

This is your time. Use it well and it will be kind to you later.

Misuse it and you will be constantly reminded, embittered by the waste.

You have left a messy trail.

It led you to the streets and then to jail.

Achievement in school remains the best way forward.

Education is priceless. If you don’t believe me, try living without it.

Plant the seed now and later the harvest will feed you.

Work hard NOW and the benefits will surprise you.

No matter what you think, NO ONE owes you.

You owe yourself, more than you’ve been willing to admit.

So OWN yourself!

WAKE UP, CHILD!

Stop acting the fool, do well in school.

Be thankful you have a home, the streets are no where to roam.

WAKE UP, CHILD!

This is YOUR life!

Stop spitting on the hands that feed you.

Be loyal to your family.

Look nowhere but within.

Be true to yourself.

No more lies, inside or out!

The truth will set you FREE!

Clean up your trail! No more running! Check out your mind!

WAKE UP, CHILD!

The clock is ticking, ticking, ticking!

It’s about you! What will YOU do for YOU!

C’MON NOW, WAKE UP, CHILD!

 © 1989 Dafina Kuficha

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