We birth and spank.
Who teaches the neonate to cry?
We put to breast.
Who teaches the baby to suck?
We put on the floor.
Who teaches the infant to crawl?
We tickle .
Who teaches the toddler to smile?
We speak words.
Who teaches the child make sounds?
We impart knowledge.
Who teaches the schooler to learn?
We impart concepts.
Who teaches the adolescent understanding?
We introduced an attractive mate.
Who taught the youth “chemistry”?
We put them on the bed together.
Who taught the young adult procreation?
We brought them through life’s experiences.
Who taught the adults wisdom?
We took them through many years and seasons.
Who taught the elderly life?
We took them to the end.
Who taught the aged death?
Mighty Teacher and Wise Planner
With awesome fore-sight!
You have set the wheels in motion
From way back,
Like a Great-Grandmaster Chess-player.