September 20, 2016, Prescott-
The world is rife with givers and takers.
Most of us fall somewhere in between.
Where I was raised,
children are expected to need.
Adults are expected to stand tall
There was a time, not long ago,
when my little family and I
were sorely in need.
Temporary help came,
and was repaid, in due time;
not quickly enough to suit some of my readers,
but fast enough for the creditor.
I have made a life’s work,
of providing for children and teens
in need of comfort and reassurance.
and my little ones are secure,
in knowing they will not be left behind.
There are those who react to need,
with rage, coarse insults and threats
to life and limb.
Their way will not be ascendant,
if at all.