His name is Today – Gabriela Mistral

We are guilty of many errors and many faults,

But our worst crime is abandoning the children,

Neglecting the fountain of life

Many things we need can wait

But the child cannot. Right now is the time;

His bones are being formed,

His senses are being developed

His blood is being made

To him, we cannot answer, “Tomorrow”,

His name is “Today”.

                                                                  By Gabriela Mistral

As we near the end of Child Rights Week, 2018 let us remember that ‘Children are our present, not just our future’.