All children deserve lessons from the swing,
Each child deserves to be on the swing,
To learn that if they try hard enough, they can hug the wind,
And that they probably can't catch the stars
but they can reach close enough,
To get used to the ups and downs
and the occasional hurtful falls,
To learn when to stop
before the tummy starts hurting and the head begins to spin.
Each person deserves to be on the swing,
So that when they go down
from the topmost peak
they learn that it is possible to fall
without letting yourself get hurt,
without hitting the ground.