When children speak we need listen.
When a child speaks truth,
we are bound to hear.
Listen while this boy is still young and loving.
Don't wait until his voice deepens with sorrows rage.
Hear his pleas now, not then, engage him and his courage.
Rise up for the children! Rise up for them! Rise up!
Don't wait for him to change, for his truth to fade.
Now is the breathing green barrel of Love and Kinship.
© 2016 Mark Richard Prime