Weaving the Future: A Poem

When  eyes grow weary,

Or when aching backs and cramping forearms

Make for troublesome twining

When  hands are bloodied by sharp sutures

From the unknowing

Or the insane,

We must endure.

We are the weavers.

Intertwining and intersecting,

Spinning fibrous cable that children cling to

Before plunging forward

To discover,

In the depths,

A reflection of the future

A reflection

Of what they can become.

galaxy

About Laurie: The author of The Pharaoh’s Cry,  Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles,  as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. Laurie Woodward  co-wrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet,  and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at artania.net

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