Friday, June 21, 2013

What We Do

We know they have caught
More than we can ever say
But we try to give them
A little advice anyway

We know for all the words
Expressed in concern
It’s what we do
Whereby they learn

We know now
Childhood is soon gone
Shaped in essence
By what we, their parents, have done

© Janet Martin

A child is taught by what is caught.
Yes, that proverb is true!
May we be inspired
 To work with them, play with them;
Laugh with them and pray with them!
                                                                         and listen too.

It's easy to beat ourselves up with the 'coulda-shoulda-stuff' when looking back, but today is a gift to do! Let's do what we ought to today!


  1. Janet, I want to give you a little nudge, perhaps you'll consider submitting some of your poems?
    Here's the link:
    I'd love to see you win! July 15th deadline.

  2. Sasha, thank-you! I'll look into it:)I appreciate your encouragement. Have a great week-end.

  3. Hee, hee :-) you sound very excited - you replied three times! (or maybe you dozed off on the keyboard and kept hitting the 'send' button; remember the recent story on the news?) Anyway, I hope you consider submitting. It's hard to find a place to submit rhymed poetry, and Rattle welcomes it.

  4. What the heck??!! Thank-you for telling me. I hit send a few times because my internet is SO SLOW tonight and I thought it forgot what it was doing:) Thank-you. I will now delete a few;))

  5. It's an awesome responsibility, isn't it?
    And quite a privilege, too.


  6. Ah, I know this all too well. Lovely


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