I ask this-
listen to the wind
watch your child
believe learning can make change
think color of skin is the same

I put one word in front of the other-
I try and listen, not to the bubbling-
If it’s possible – think well

to your health
to your mind
to your self

M. Taggart

2 thoughts on “Poem.

  1. I love the end of your first stanza here about believing that learning can make change, because in many respects (although obviously, not all), our capacity to teach/influence others, especially in the case of children, can really determine how someone views the world. It’s a powerful (if somewhat scary) idea, not just for innate racism or prejudice, but also for things like gender equality, body image and concepts of self-worth.


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