Discussion in 'The VMBB Poets' started by Guest, Mar 1, 2003.

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    Guest Guest

    Posts: 62
    (6/22/01 9:15:32 am)
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    Subject: Kids, students or teachers?

    When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of
    weeds that are going to take over my yard. My kids see
    flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish

    When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see
    a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money and I
    look away. My kids see someone smiling at them and
    they smile back.

    When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune
    and don't have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously
    and listen. My kids feel the beat and move to it. They
    sing out the words. If they don't know them, they make
    up their own.

    When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against
    it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back
    when I walk. My kids close their eyes, spread their
    arms and fly with it, until they fall to the ground

    When I pray I say thee and thou and grant me this,
    give me that. My kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys
    and my friends. Please keep the bad dreams away
    tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I
    would miss my Mommy and daddy."

    When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy
    shoes and dirty carpets. My kids sit in it. They see
    dams to build, rivers to cross and worms to play with.
    I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn
    from? No wonder God loves the little children!!

    "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may
    look back and realize they were the big things"!!

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    (6/22/01 11:44:18 am)
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    Very good...Makes a person think.

    Posts: 317
    (6/22/01 2:05:52 pm)
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    One of the reasons I love to be around children.

    They can see the forest through the trees.

    And they don't seem to mind sharing their joy and happiness with anyone who cares to make the journey with them.

    There is no doubt in my mind that we adults can learn more from our children than they can learn from us. We don't have to be Mothers and Fathers either, but just remember what it was like for us when we were children before we got so smart.

    Stan Lambert
    St. Clair Shores, Michigan