Young lad of today in your formative years,
Education starts from the lowest tiers.
Then to the highest, you climb to the top,
While corporations call the cream of the crop.
You have something that big business needs.
You know the answers. You plant the seeds.
What they can’t do is something you can do.
So keep planning ahead and stay in school.
The more you learn, the higher you can climb.
There is no stopping. You have plenty of time.
Young lad, you don’t know how lucky you are.
A wealth of knowledge will help you go far.
Time is on your side. You can go all the way.
Make valuable use of each moment from today.
Good jobs are out there waiting for you.

As featured in "The Belt and Beyond" magazine

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