When we quabble and argue and inflict awful pain
When we reach for our goals, while stomping on all
What kind of messages do we give to the small
We punish our children when they make up a lie
But gloss over our faults without blinking an eye
We tell our children to be loving and never to fight
The moment we're crossed, we broadcast the slight
We teach our little children just how they should be
But do we make our own words become reality?
What are we doing when we're teaching the small
If we don't show with our lives that we're convinced of it all?