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CALIFORNIA
RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
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NUMBER † ONE
(The Next Generation)
by Marion "Mac" McAnear

Baby Pandora

Mitch's Extended Family

NUMBER ONE
(The Next Generation)

We learn of the past and compare our own
Convinced so far a better home
With gadgets and time-saving machines.
But the one consistent that catches our eye
Among all events of years gone by
Is not ingenuity of manmade latrines.

Nor how and where our food is stored
Though amazing to hear we soon get bored
Yet aware itís essential to life.
Nor even the way we defend our land
Or in bellicose times beat the band
Part and parcel of human strife.

No, the most important thing of all
Is the next generation when it begins to crawl
Even before in this ever-resplendent show.
Our babies wrapped in swaddling clothes
Big brains a sponge where everything goes
Scenes digested as we move to and fro.

Theyíre our future on planet earth
Long prior to miraculous birth
Begin absorbing the myriad things that humans learn.
With this in mind letís do our share
A good example shows we care
For we too had our own regular turn.

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