Ode to a Child

by Gloria Orlando Ives

Ode to a Child


You were born to Discover

You were born to Create

You were born to feel Inspired

You weren’t born to Imitate

I’m inclined to Encourage

I’m inclined to Support

All your inklings

All your Dreamings

Of each and every Sort

So Please Don’t Misinterpret

My enthusiasm for

The Unlimited Potential

of your future that’s In store