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In It-s Own Sweet Time

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In It-s Own Sweet Time

In It's Own Sweet Time

No matter what you try to do, a baby won’t walk till he’s ready to.
Say Mama and Papa all you want, but until their ready they just won’t talk.
You can tell them to do whatever you want, but until they listen nothing’s heard.
You want to go east and they want to go west, you’re not guiding them along. 
You’re taking their hands because they might, on their own wander off. 
But still, remember all will happen… in it’s own sweet time…

The myth they say is: when young, they’ll do whatever you want…
But that isn’t so… even then, they know what they want.
They’re not being cute as they bide their time to take off…
They don’t simply, await their teenage years for rebelling and trouble… 
They’re ready and able… it’s you that’s on cloud mastermind.
But you’ll soon discover that, it will all happen… in it’s own sweet time.

You think you have control and they listen so well, but they don’t. 
That’s why you hold their hands…as you go out the door.
In the teenage years they’ve just obtained more room to show you their minds.
Like when you allowed them to start to drive, and you say not to speed.
How many tickets did they acquire? How long before you fixed the car?
You See? Just remember, they’ll start to listen in their own sweet time.

Everything’s not lost and everything’s OK… children have always been that same way.
And they drive us crazy all through our lives, but we never give up on our love…
Cherish the years and all that they hold, for children are something greater than gold
You’ll love them throughout the years even when they, like us have grown old…
But again, some day you’ll discover that… in your own sweet time.



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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:01:00 PM
    Carol,, Congratulations in Debbie's " Let's Get Serious " awesome contest. ~ :-) always a pleasure in reading all winners when I get the chance. super xox's from~ PD

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:58:00 PM
    I bet you make a great mom, CArol. This is wonderful. Glad to finally read it. Congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in this contest "Let's Get Serious" Carol E. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:31:00 PM
    "When will we ever learn...when will we ever learn" Congrad's on your Serious verse winning. This is an important issue to draw attention too. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big win Carol, nicely done xx

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:17:00 PM
    Very nice, and so true! Congratulations on your win. Well done Lee

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Oh so true. You think you're winning until you find out you're not. Congratulations on your win. Love,Joyce

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Agree with you Carol - The school of life is in the home - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Words of hard fought for wisdom above!! [Thank you Carol for your kind comments about my writes..the ones which hurt you did so damage me and I can't say I like the writes..to me they stumble..they are impaled on scar tissue] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 8:42:00 AM
    Carol no good pushing them too hard..David

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 3:59:00 PM
    very wise words, my friend. Congrats on your wins

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:16:00 PM
    Awesome work! My children are 10 and 7. They seem to do everything in their, 'own sweet time'! Thanks for your lovely comments on my poems, by the way. Its much appreciated!-Caleb

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 7:04:00 AM
    wonderful poem this Carol, this subject needs highlighting, and this awesome rendering of yours goes along way to address this. harry

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Enjoyed the poem on children, I agree they learn on their own sweet time, so do we as a matter of fact so do we, thanks for the sharing Carol, luv vie

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 7:09:00 PM
    I love this lesson of truth...Patience! Very good write from some who's been there.