I once looked upon a child
and found a message there all the while
as to how life has its style
of wondering how to go the next mile.
I found within the child's creep and crawl
how to install or uninstall
a smile, a frown or how to bawl
to break through the mind's firewall.
I further sensed a child's need to explore
all jungles,all seas and their shores
but what I missed was need to abhor
what the mind had not in its store.
Then as the months did pass,
I saw the lessons learned would last
a lifetime to hold and grasp
at things that would come to pass.
I saw the clone two cells had made
reach out to find its own "sun and shade",
then I found that life has its own cutting blade
to mold a human of finest grade.
To these lessons we are all held and bound
to break the chains of prohibition found
lest there be in life eroded ground
that feet of robots love to pound and pound.