Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Profile of the Children: Superboy

When you work in childcare, you're often faced with the challenge of loving the unlovable. There's frustration and annoyance, angry questions and sullen answers. But there's also the undeniable, excruciating feeling of having your heart ripped apart when you realize this child behaves in an unloving manner because they've been on the receiving end of such actions more times than you care to think about. And you know that God has placed you in this child's life for a purpose. This is a profile of one such child that completely broke my heart...and in the end: completely stole it.

I call him: Superboy


Superboy
Impossible and wild;
Daring and defiled

Superboy
Solitary and proud
Head in the clouds

Superboy
Cunning and smart
An overflowing cart

Superboy
Untouched and in need
Desperate to be freed

Superboy
Sweet and deliberate
Secretly considerate



Superboy
Unstudious but charming
His passion alarming

Superboy
Breakable beneath
His wrought-iron sheath

Superboy
Wrecked and undone
A friend to no one

Superboy
Under my care
Love and hope to spare

Superboy
Challenging and sad
Took everything I had