Just who is responsible for their children's best welfare, we all may ask,
Is it only the parents, family members, those to perform this needful task?
When at home, no other place to roam, must it be the mother and father,
The sisters and brothers, family of all others, outside members, not bother?
When children are at school, there to follow the Golden Rule, get their learning,
The teacher, school members, to be the sentinels, instructors, this concerning.
Aided by the counselors, assistants and principals, to get their finest education,
Parents to assist when called, in conferences, supporting classroom expectation.
Does it truly require a village to raise a child, to bring a smile, all's approval,
Every precious member of the town, the proprietors and everyone around?
The best interest of our children to be, in this most wonderful land of the free,
So depends on each, everyone, before their course is run, of each sweet pea.
Does the education of all, deserve the best, our call, governments much to add,
As every congressman to run, education number one, until in offices, is so sad?
Stand behind what they say, not just the future, but everyday, it must be this way,
Each man, woman to be, growing up, in this world we see, intelligence to display.
Yes, it truly does take a village to raise each child, is displayed by every smile,
Butcher, Baker, candlestick maker, in turn, send a lesson to learn, all the while.
The finest support of the entire town, helps each one's self-esteem to abound,
We are the Family of Man, as we walk hand in hand, all's respect to resound.