C.J. Cain is a young teacher.

He shares with us a bit of inspiration, a poem written long ago, in a different era. It was written in 1948, when most of us then alive believed in a world of progress and possibilities. Of course, I was only 10, but I believed.

What do we believe now? Have we become cynical? Do we despair of possibility?

One thing I have learned: never give up hope. No matter how dark it is, never give up hope for better times. And work like the dickens to bring change.