Friday, April 9, 2010

Gather We Must

With right intention and purpose clear
Abiding faith and vanquished fear
Heed the warnings and the plea
Heard in the winds and the sea
Pillage not the earth that gives
To each and all that grows and lives
Gather we must a knowing wise
Step beyond the perpetrated lies
Poisoned profits no longer to bear
Each child's call is for our care
Health and well being priorities set
The challenge of change to be met.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Children Playing on the Beach, 1884, Mary Cassatt, American, 1844 - 1926, oil on canvas, 38 3/8 x 29 3/16 in., Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.19