Boys’ play ‘Tween bough and brook -
Needles lay thick about
They come and go throughout.
One by one - each word - I choose -
Delivered in an - apropos mood,
Of how and what in the wood -
Sometimes I think I’m understood.
Cook an egg – Tie a bend,
Show respect, win a friend!
Set a course – make amend,
Right a wrong, gain an end!
Muscles and Mind – Taut and taught!
Baden Powell – Boy led and tired out!
A boy’s plans gone awry -
They learn more if I don’t try.
Run in light - Walk at night -
Christ’s majesty - Heaven’s might!
The moment’s right, time takes flight –
This genius, My Plight!