All We Want
"All We Want" - Caroline Paxton
Long time classmates, friends tried and true
The school years pass by, then what to do?
Overcoming hurdles, we have tried our best,
But what does our future hold, that’s really the test.
We want to be busy, contribute in our own way.
We want to make the most of every single day.
Our lives are more like yours than you know –
We just want to spread our wings and grow!
Teach us, show us, and you will see
That we will blossom when given the opportunity.
We may look a little different
And do things at a different pace
But just give us a chance
To make our community a better place.
Don’t shut us away, thinking out of sight out of mind
For equipped with new skills, a new workforce you will find.
Our differences shine sweetly,
Our work ethic runs deeply.
See us in a whole new light
You can help make our future bright.
We have much to offer, we are willing to try
If you open your mind and heart, we can reach for the sky.
Patient guidance and training expertise
Will help us find our own unique niche.
To seek, to share, encourage, accomplish, sustain,
With your help these riches our lives will surely gain.
A life with purpose, meaning and pride,
The future is exciting, hold on for the ride!
All we want is for you to see
We have so much to offer, SO MUCH possibility!
Originally published 8/7/2021