Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Footprints to Follow

Carolyn Devonshire Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Footprints to Follow which was written by poet Carolyn Devonshire. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Carolyn Devonshire

Best Carolyn Devonshire Poems

+ Fav Poet

Footprints to Follow

Father’s bare feet left footprints in the sand
Young son followed, each step carefully planned

Tim wanted so much to be like his Dad
Always emulating, quite a sweet lad

So as you leave impressions on life’s shore
Remember your path will not be ignored

Tread gently, leave prints that make your kids proud
Step far away from the perilous crowd

Stop at times, build sandcastles, pick up shells
Memories can’t be erased by sea swells

Imprints on children’s hearts last forever
Keep this in mind through every endeavor

A child may be following your footsteps
Always make your marks with loving precepts

*Entry for Francine's "Barefoot" contest

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 7:20:00 AM
    Took your 200th poem, Carolyn, so many wonderful tributes to your awesome work. wishing you well. harry

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 10:25:00 PM
    Hmmm...I love the message here, children first look at there parents as role models and mentors, even heroes. Someday when I am married, I'd love to be like my mama. Thank you for your comments.

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 11:55:00 PM
    congrats carols on your really high win in the contest.. :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 10:04:00 AM
    My congratulations on your amazing Ist Place win Seafaress! I'm here today for a little while.. Enjoyed reading this terrific Couplet filled with very good advice for the young and a reminder for the old. Miss you too. I'll be in New Port Richey for about 10 days will call you. Love you, girl! Annalise

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:18:00 PM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your win. You deserved your spot! See you next time. Have a nice weekdays! Dalila

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:10:00 PM
    Such a lovely poem full of wisdom. I enjoyed it much. Congratulations on you win. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 12:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on the big win!

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:11:00 AM

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:52:00 PM
    Beautiful.. It's Beautiful .. So Beautiful.. Carolyn!!! Congrats , you deserve this top

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 7:17:00 PM
    wonderful, Carolyn. Really wonderful. congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 4:01:00 PM
    I am so happy to find you here at the top where you belong. Sorry i am so far behind in my congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:11:00 AM
    Accept my congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 6:02:00 AM
    Many congrats on your well deserved 1st place win in Francine's contest

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 1:32:00 AM
    congratulations, a worthy winner, well done

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 8:50:00 PM
    Congratulations, Carolyn on your top spot. It isn't peace of mind that I am short on, its just living in a world that is so unequal that is disturbing. And so few that are aware that anything is wrong. Being the change that one desires to see and that is needed, is a lonely endeavor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 3:43:00 PM
    very good advice dear Carolyn. Congratulations on your win with this litlle gem

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 2:43:00 PM
    Talk about an inspirational poem!!!! Oh, so beautiful this barefoot write is! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:35:00 PM
    Congrats on 1st Place, Carolyn. Excellent write. Enjoyed. Nice going. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 12:58:00 PM
    Many good wishes Carolyn on the great 1st place win...