To the youth of the World
Our youth are our jewels. They have a treasure chest of virtues, blessings and gifts that we seem to ignore. They have great power. Unfortunately, they have not been nurtured to believe in this power. I truly believe that the youth of the world will be the ones who will show the rest of us how to live in our fullness. I have written a poem to the youth of the world. I invite you to share this reflection with all those who are young whether physically, mentally or emotionally. Yes, indeed, the youth of the world will transform the earth. How wonderful! Please read the poem below.
Dear youth of the world You are a breed unique
Who was born to transform the earth. You have a message to impart
That was given to you so long ago. Don't let anyone ever tell you
That this isn't so!
You, indeed, have a purpose
A message to share. Do not think you are worthless or square.
You are the ones who we look to for light. You are the ones who will change
The earth with delight. Take on your task with sincerity
Knowing that you have a mission of clarity
To connect with all those who exhibit disparity.
Dear youth of the world It is your task to unmask
The trash and filth and greed
And create a world where you
Can thrive and feel free
To reside in peace and harmony
Alongside each man, woman and child.
Do not stop to question...nor slow down to analyze
For this is your assignment and it's time to recognize
That world peace, love and laughter are the weapons
That are needed to take a stand
Against all the evil and hatred in the land.
The hour is at hand --so please do not tarry
Dear youth of the world...please hurry...hurry.
Begin to see and feel your power
For, indeed, you have a plan
That needs to be conveyed
To all in the world who want to invade.
Hold your heads up high...reaching far into the sky
Your actions are noble, your honor is grand.
Don't let anyone stop you from extending your hand
To help those in need...in pain...and in sorrow
For you are our messengers of light
Who have come to make the world right!
Joan Marie Ambrose