Planting Seeds

Sunday, April 17, 2016 4 Comments A + a -

yellow flower in winter
This daffodil-looking yellow flowers comes back year after year before spring time.
The lily is reliable, low-maintenance, and worry free very much unlike teens. :)

Children are like seeds you plant in the beginning
You care for them, shower them, feed them
They grow in heights have branches and stems
But some weeds appear, you can condemn

Children grow like trees and develop roots
The roots can get deep enough, you'll have disputes
Your teens rather be with these weed friends
They spend their hours with undesirable moods

You look back and think what have you done
Your teens break rules, what happened, how come?
Far from perfection, but you've tried so hard
To keep them safe, responsible, not bad

Other adults tell you this things shall pass
It is just a phase, soon it'll be the past
But three years' too long, it seems lifelong
You just bow your head and try to be strong

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Old Egg
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April 17, 2016 at 1:13:00 AM MDT delete

We must bear some responsibility for our children as we are their primary teachers, however on reaching maturity we can only hope they have absorbed these lessons and not chosen an easier path when they themselves bear the consequences.

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Jae Rose
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April 17, 2016 at 2:17:00 AM MDT delete

I am not a parent but i hope that those foundations always remain and we come back to them..in our own time perhaps? I suppose like those gorgeous daffodils sometimes we have to wait

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April 17, 2016 at 12:25:00 PM MDT delete

That is true. What my teens do not realize is the consequences hurt me as well.

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April 17, 2016 at 12:26:00 PM MDT delete

Yes, I hope they come back living clean and have a brighter life.

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