Rock Them Singing

By Dianne Dibb Forbis

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    That they may someday

    ponder principalities

    and dare to try

    to architect

    high-vaulted dreams,

    let us now build

    with the sometimes scuffed

    blocks of blatant everyday

    some smooth and bright and high hooray

    unhammered mainstay

    memories.

    And before their time

    of lonely leap and lurch

    through strident

    sometimes snowy

    earthlife counterpoint,

    let us gently now

    rock them singing

    softly all the simple rhyme

    that trains the ear to hear springtime

    and recognize sweet everchime

    of family.