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A Parent's Wishes

The sun always rises
a new day has begun
Dream or nightmare coming
there are things to be done

Eat up and prepare
don't sit and stare
Just do your best
and everything will come to rest

Work or school
do not drool
All things end
So do not offend

Home is where the heart is
sit back and enjoy what you have
Don't take anything for granted
these times will be the best you will have

So love life
Smile like you never will again
Because as the sun sets
Tomorrow is something you can only pretend.

Copyright © Thomas Brown

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 9:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your wonderful poem making it through the first round, keep your powerful pen writing… excellent you! Your friend in poetry Adeleke

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Congratulations, Thomas. You have made it through the first round of judging for Poetrysoup October 13, 2009 poetry contest. Your poem, The Parent's Wishes efficiently summarizes things like manners, work, education, etc. When a child pretends (Dreams) his tomorrow and makes it a goal=happier. 2009 was a successful year of poetry for you. I come, now, wishing you continued success in your writing endeavors throughout 2010 and for many years to come. God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 10:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Thomas. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:59:00 PM
    Dear Thomas, Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:33:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/5/2009 12:53:00 AM
    I love your insight.

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 8:34:00 PM
    Awesome! Simple, true, inspiring write in rhyme. Congrats on your poem being featured this week and thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 12:13:00 PM
    Many congrats on your piece being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 4:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poem being featured this week Thomas. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 1:40:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured Thomas >> James

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:13:00 AM
    Excellente write. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W.

  1. Date: 6/18/2009 5:36:00 PM
    Oh those parents! all their good advise. You were listening! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 8:32:00 PM
    Wonderfully written. I can see myself in this picture in just a couple of years. for the fact that I will soon have to send my oldest off to school. Keep up the good work. Lots of Love, Misty

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 8:31:00 PM
    Very nice-Very true Kelli