A little knowledge cannot do us harm
And on that base with certainty we build
For learning has a wonder and a charm
As with new words our avid mind is filled
Now poetry and songs can give us voice
For others who with us share this dear earth.
To dwell in silence is of course a choice
Yet sharing is a means of giving birth.
The news is filled with death and with wrong deeds
Our hearts lurch as we read the frightful words
Our blood boils and our minds gain speed
From articles ill thought that do no good
Write well and read with care and thought
Lest you by evil also are o’erwrought