Raising A Beautiful Child

An arsenal of weapons.  That’s what you need.

The sharp wit of a sniper; the physical might of a tank.

Talents and skills that negotiate the future like a heat-seeking missile.

And that mind.  Sharp as Yamashita’s sword.


It’s a difficult thing to seek out other weapons

When you have been given a cunning little pistol and it gets the job done.

You flash that piece and get what you want, every time.

Why invest in these other cumbersome tools?


Because bullets will eventually be scarce.

Certainly there will be times to call on a sniper or a tank;

they need to be ready at a moment’s notice.

Above all, keep your sword sharp, my beautiful child.


For Sara, February 2016.

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