The People’s Poem: Lisa Teague’s Words of Support

Posted on August 31st, 2020

With each child’s birth comes a belief that he will be the one,

to carry out the hopes and dreams of fathers for their sons.

A brand, new life provides a chance to reaffirm what’s right,

piercing this world’s darkness with a little light.

There are those born in squalor with hardships as their lot,

but each deserves a chance to show the talent he has got.

Don’t turn a blind eye to the child who doesn’t look like you,

some have found joy in raising those of a different hue.

Those “challenged” in their bodies and perception of their minds,

make us more grateful for our lives; of this they do remind.

Don’t fall prey to skeptics who only read profiles.

Be the one who plainly sees the value of each child.


Written by Lisa Teague
June 30, 2020