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Each Generation Plants A Tree

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Each Generation Plants A Tree



Each generation plants a tree The next one enjoys the shade Seeds we plant in young people's minds Are engraved and will never fade So choose your path very carefully They're watching your every step You might think they're too distracted Or they think you're old and inept They're always watching how you react Each move that you choose to make Be careful the seeds you sow every day Will grow with them, make no mistake The burden is on us for each generation To guide them and show them the way Map out the route to a happy life Don't let anyone lead them astray There'll be mine fields galore along the way Protect them with words and with deeds They'll love you for caring and taking the time Encourage them to follow your lead © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 8:22:00 AM
    I love my kids greatly... but they planted the darn things upside down... I have to keep digging them out... for crying out loud!... ROTF... I think they did it on purpose, to watch me dig away! LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/18/2013 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ROTFLMAO!!! I know exactly what you mean... had five kiddies! All growed up and long since moved out but can still stir things up!!!
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:46:00 AM
    I like the idea that "each generation plants a tree". It has to be planted ahead of time for us all to enjoy it. And you are right about the young watching the old with every move. I found myself noticing how they do things and how they think about life. I do use their experiences even though I do discard some of them :) Great job, Jack!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/18/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry I took so long to reply... been a bit under the weather! Didn't post a single poem yesterday, I think that's a first! Love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:57:00 AM
    A true gem here Jack my friend a true gem xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear friend! Means a lot coming from you... hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 5:54:00 AM
    I bet you could lead a lot of us into happiness and joy my friend! You are a gentle and caring man, one that I admire not just for your extreme poetic talents but also for the awesome morals you possess! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and enlightening poem this morning, what a powerful and amazing piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/16/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is so beautifully written, Russell! I am so touched by your comments and will read it to my wife Cathie when she gets up... thank you my dear friend!