Barren of purpose and plan
And in anguish the heart of man
Suppress not life and a loving soul
Lest you banish man from his destined goal
Know what you choose to say and do
May with a child hold back a vision new
The child knows and so deeply does care
Hurt shall he feel from that angry stare
Hold not in suppressive submission confined
Leave not shadows and scars upon spirit and mind
With loving respect and a kindly creed
Honor his love his need.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
His Love His Need, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Rose Marie Raccioppi, Publish America, 2008.
George Ericson, a.k.a. Eugene Iverd (1893-1936), Young Scientist, 1932, oil on canvas, Collection: Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA