A boy needs to eat, wherever he may be
- grow bones, a strong heart.
the uncharted daily adventure,
in which it's a blessing not to be alone.
To be seated at love's table
laid by hands of every skin hue,
from religion's harvest, or not,
a simple kindness
the belief in the light joining us all.
And the boy becomes the man
who has learned how to live, be
a good father to the child within,
the ones who shall come after.
The world changes when this is so.
This week's Magpie Tales image is Boy in a Dining Car 1946 by Norman Rockwell. If you would like to read more stories and poems based on this then please visit http://magpietales.blogspot.co.uk/ Thank you for reading my poem.