When someone’s thoughts get you thinking,
About education being the actual beginning,
Of liberated ideas, a different logic,
Then the teaching of yester years was truly iconic.
A frail body with a young mind,
Opinions and convictions unconfined,
Old timers of an era gone by
Positive influences could multiply!
A well written piece of work,
Presented to a zealous young Turk,
Inspired him to give a different start
To his classwork with an imaginary part!
Being the right role models,
Can spur on a generation in ways novel,
Nothing can stop them from touching the sky,
Positive influences can only multiply!
Integrity of action each day,
Compassionate feelings to drive away dismay,
A call, a gesture to help a soul,
A cup of tea, a hug to console.
When my child sees this each day,
Somewhere, sometimes he shall replay,
Experiences, for him, should never be in short supply
Positive influences will help him multiply!
Will we strike a deal with each other?
To help each of us discover,
True potentials, true feelings, true selves,
And once again become ‘original’ ourselves!!
For fakes have a value
Only till their worth is over-valued,
Originals are only ones which classify,
(for) Positive influences which always multiply!