by MILDRED R. HOWLAND
How shall we teach
A child to reach
Beyond himself and touch
The stars,
We who have stooped so much?
How shall we tel1
A child to dwell
With honor, live and die
For truth,
We who have lived a lie?
How shall we say
To him, “The way
Of life is through the gate
Of love,”
We who have learned to hate?
How shall we dare
To teach him prayer
And turn him toward the way
Of faith,
We who no longer pray?