I WONDER if trees are sad when
Their leaves fall to the ground
Is it possible they are crying
Without making outward sounds?
I WONDER if our children realize
The future will be in their hands
And do they understand it has
Been that way since time began?
I WONDER if we have done enough
To make our children's future bright
Providing the security they need
To never cry out in fright at night?
I WONDER if tomorrow I will know
The guidance I gave my children today
Will help them to find happiness
As they travel down life's highway?
Ralph L. Clark © 2001