Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sun and Candles

by Cheryl Merrick

I tried to fit
into the system,
or maybe I just
tried to fit it to me.

I wanted to help
children grow–
and I did.

I want to continue
helping children–
and I will.

But I can not
follow the blind.

I cannot push children
into cramped boxes,
or adhere to
prescribed patterns,
blaming failure
on some defect in
the child’s brain.

Walking in the sun,
how can I be
content with a
dim candle?

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