Saturday, November 17, 2012

How To Love Your Teen-age Child

Poetics Aside Prompt: Take the phrase “How to (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

How to love your teen-age child;
with much kindness and patience
How to acquire much kindness and patience;
with much pleading in prayer
How to inspire much pleading in prayer;
love your  * teen-ager

© Janet Martin

* a little history on the 'teen-ager'.


  1. Very wise. Smiles. A teenager needs love so desperately, with no clue that it is all around her. Yup. Prayers and hugs. And more prayers and hugs.

  2. Yes, lots of hugs, even when they act like they don't want them:)

  3. Thank-you Lucy. I'm glad about the reminder for the hugs from Sherry...lots of hugs:)


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