Kindergarten Scholar by William Edgar Elliott
COPYRIGHT 1965 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Infant, infant, shining face
Will you take your destined place
With the small or with the great,
Men of valor, who create?
Infant, infant, little one,
You who sleep when day is done~
Rest you well, this carefree night,
The day to come shall bring new light!
Kneeling down, I kiss your cheek
Who tomorrow, starts to seek –
Hidden wealth in knowledge land
Secrets too, in grains of sand!
Tucking covers, under chin
This my flesh and blood and kin…
(Fading shade of summer tan!)
Child tonight, tomorrow – a man!