©2003 Susan Noyes Anderson, His Children, Vantage Point Press
Photograph ©2003 Anita Schiller
Somewhere behind the angle of his face
resides the carefree child he used to be.
The soft curves yield to time, and in their place
emerge the strong lines of maturity.
A man is in the making; guard him well.
Let love and justice teach what hate abhors.
Respect his right to prove he can excel,
and he will view the world through open doors.