To do no harm, no deeds with base intent,
To this end we must teach the little ones
The way of safe passage. In lieu, so spent
Time on a hateful road, the train brakeman
And teary conductor make the announcement.
Ill-aimed conveyance fueled by malcontent,
Some misfiring heart with broken cadence,
Or sealed, shut mind. Profoundly important
To shepherd all mankind with elegance,
And not yield to the helm of hatred and discontent.
Afterthoughts for "Safe Passage":
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.