So called primitive cultures are wise in the ways
Of magnificent artwork. The crafting of things
Is a thing that is passed down from father to son
Or from mother to daughter. The child is the one
Who will find fascination while under the wings
Of the masterful teacher who’s given much praise.
Here a very special relationship is made
Between elder and younger. They form a strong bond
That will last throughout their lives. Each productive day
Is infused with their passion in every good way.
It’s the kind of connection that goes far beyond
The commitment to friendship most clearly displayed.
What occurs now among nations not very old
Is a kind of a schism. Most children don’t know
What their fathers are doing when they go away.
It has something to do with their bringing home pay.
But beyond that there’s no way for the child to grow
There’s no time for that relationship to unfold.
One dad’s money is no different than others’
Except that everyone wants infinitely more.
Schooling prepares the novice for uncertainty.
That’s why we go for plastic mediocracy.
Children are best when given the room to explore
If they show not an interest in what is yours.