Thanks Mom

When I was a little kid, oh so long ago,

childrenI had to learn a lot of things I didn’t really know,

How to dress myself, tie my shoes, how to jump a rope,

How to smile for a picture without looking like a dope.

( Still having trouble with that one ;-))

But of all the things I learned, my favorite of them all,

Was the little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall.

It was first, second, third grade and fourth grade, too,

schoolI had to learn the big things the big kids do,

How to add, subtract and multiply, read and write and play,

How to sit in a little uncomfortable desk for nearly half a day.

But of all the things they taught me, of all the great and small,

My favorite was the poem on the kindergarten wall.

Lately I’ve been worried as I look around and see

An awful lot of grownups acting foolish as can be.politics

I know there’s lots of thing to learn, I haven’t mastered yet,

Still it seems it’s real important stuff that grownups soon forget.

I know we’d all be better off if we could just recall

That little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall.

Of all that you learn here, remember this the best

Don’t ever hurt each other and please clean up your mess.

Take a nap every day and wash before you eat

Hold hands and stick together, Look before you cross the street.

Remember those seeds in the little paper cup,

First the root goes down, then the plant grows up!