Firm Foundation
A fist pounds – not a drum;

A foot kicks – not a ball;

Invisible bars hold me;

I’m up against a wall.
Emotions train the wild tiger

Guiding him when to attack…

I can see he feels trapped too-

God, help me to give back!
May I lift my hands to him;

This child who’s only four;

Teach him what compassion is-

To open the locked door. 
Remind me to surround him with prayer,

Instead of holding a grudge.

May I teach him how to rejoice with peace?

I need You to give me the nudge!
Then perhaps when his fists pound

He will be building up his home!

Kicking out what hurts him,

And never to be alone.