Marge, your poem is exceptional and I praise you for expressing yourself so well.
I am in agreement with all that has been said in your responses, but wish to add just a bit more ~
Whether the child to whom I reach, lift up, protect, encourage, nurture, and love becomes a world leader or Nobel Prize recipient matters far less, I believe, than that he grows up knowing that he is cherished, worthwhile, and accountable for his actions. It will be that child, with a full heart and mind, who has the power to, in turn, reach down and lift up another, and continue the offerings of love.
Again, wonderful poem, Marge!