Those in their declining years have wisdom they should share
to give incentive to those younger to achieve what they might dare.
Each youth should have an elder ready to inspire
and show him different types of things to which he might aspire—
to bring a bit of renegade out from where it’s hidden
so he is not inclined to always do what he is bidden.
Just a touch of wildness befits the mildest maiden,
lest she simply be a helpmate much too fully laden.
And they should also all be told, each sister and each brother,
not to squash that renegade they might find in another.
The prompt words today are elder, inspire, renegade, decline. Here are the prompt links in case you want to use them and post a link to your blog on their site: