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Passing it along

FromTheAsh
FromTheAsh
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Poetry Contest

Poems to our children
Write a poem that has a message for your child, or future children. Or nieces & nephews if you have none. What would you like to pass along? What questions would you have for them? What are your hopes for them?

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*Post your poem & then link it here
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An example:

oral history...reflections...and intentions
 
I love a good story
not a tall tale, mind you
an honest accounting
experiences
lessons learned from them
laughter & tears
profundity
and it occurred to me
listening
to someone else's accounting
what will you take from me
when the sun sinks
below my final horizon
what did I teach
that you found of value
in all the shared years
fumbling through this baffling maze
this world called parenthood
there is no manual
it's hands-on learning
we screw up
contrary to childhood belief
we're only human
they might seem like big shoes to fill
but the contents are still...
just feet
someday you'll see
what it's like
from this side of the equation
the worrying
stressing
my one hope
is that I left a positive mark
on your mind
your bearing
your heart
you know I'm gonna spy
long after I die
curious
about what I left behind
what you felt worth sharing
when you begin your own parental journey
I will rest more than easy
if I've taught you
all my Roots taught me
giving you a solid foundation
to cultivate your family tree

A_Failed_Artist
A_Failed_Artist
Twisted Dreamer
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Remember This

Peyton, Presley, Harlow, and Beau.
My darling nieces and nephew.
My, how you all grown.
You have the beauty of your mother's eyes.
Have you put that beauty to good use?
Let us not forget the lessons which we have learned through our mistakes.
Never, ever let a pretty face get in the way of your happiness.
Listen to others, become empathic, be giving to those who deserves it.
No matter who you've become, who you marry, or what you do with your hair, remember this:
Your Aunt Sarah loves you.
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midevil
midevil
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Tooth Fairies Last Night

 

Before the darkness of the sky grows light
And things in shadows come into sight.
Under your pillow youíll see.
And for a second think of me.
And feel what I am feeling this last night.

A sprinkle of magic and money so small.
I have come because of your special call.
But your last gift of growing.
And your replacing dreams for knowing.
You canít help it your older and that is all.

Oh small and beautiful one as you.
To see all things around as new.
The true world is not what it may seem.
Sadly its magic will disappear like a dream.
Your wishes will change and your interests will too.

My spirit is happy as well as sad.
For I think of all the times we have had.
As you mature youíll move on.
In that way Iíll be gone.
But in the order of things itís not so bad.

The time has come for you to face what is real.
But before I leave a small tooth I must steal.
It will soon be day.
So I must be on my way.
Vanishing like a ghost leaving only your heart to feel.
Written by midevil
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AEMelia564
AEMelia564
Y
Tyrant of Words
Norway
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Beneath life`s crust

When I stand  
at the spine of the world(s)  
Will you meet me there?  
Would you reach  
shooting stars?  

Hear their light  
shine through
Gathered chimes  
Sing nightingales  
Early birds  

Will you carry this torch?  
As a healing balm  
For a word  
called human  

Will you hear  
blooming leaf  
shifting clouds  
dancing rain?  

May you bare  
strenght †
May you bare  
Will  

Harvesting sun  
your quill  
And by  
first bloom  

of spring  
Old soul  
your stilled  
Blossom  
grows  
Whole  





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highlyfunctional
highlyfunctional
Dangerous Mind
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Nothing to see here, move along.

Stoney223
Stoney223
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DON'T PITY ME LEARN FROM ME

As the day comes to an end and here I am wondering through the deepness of my mind as I reflect upon the many stages and moments within my life 60 years of it, for it has been truly an journey and travel and walk with each step I took it took me to an different image of myself, giving me an inside look of what my future will be cause of what it has become if I don't change for the betterment of my own life. † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
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 † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
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For I survived an spinal infusion that left me unable to walk for three years and if that wasn't enough I had an heart attack giving me a stent implant in my RCA and to top all that off, there's an chance I have prostate cancer not that I'm looking for pity no don't get it twisted for I am just giving you an inside look at what life can and will bring your way to slow you down and living in the fast lane of life for bottom line you only got one life to truly live.
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Stoney223
Stoney223
Fire of Insight
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I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL "A WORK OF ART IS A TRUE CONFESSION" OF THYSELF AS FROM THE TRUE EXPERIENCES OF LIFE, FOR IT IS YOUR CONFESSION OF YOUR LIFE SO TEACH THE CHILDREN'S FOR IF YOU CAN REACH JUST A FEW JUST IMAGINE IF YOU REACHED A MILLION OF YOUNG MINDS...STONEY

LiamReeduus
LiamReeduus
LiamReedus
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Ireland
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Insight

Born and bred for war
The very essence instilled to my core
Violence brought fourth
Tattoed my body without remorse
Back scarred to show grandma's love
She enjoyed the beatings his the encores
Didnt stop in the street
Mixed race scum from all I'd meet
Locked up because i was different
I was born who I am why must I repent
I never enjoyed causing others harm
I was an easy target guess was my charm
I was a cursed existance born for hell
I cant even begin to explain all my tale
I met an angel who showed me light
Everything she did became bright
She saw passed the the stain
Turning a monster to a man
All my heart lays in her
Her seeing passed an irish curr
Then she proved she could do more
The two little queens my heart adores
Reached passed flesh charred
To rekindle my heart
Yet she still isnt done
As we await the arrival of our son
This is why she means so much to me
My heavens grace here I should be
Written by LiamReeduus (LiamReedus)
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