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Often the kind of person we grow up to be is caused by the things we experience as we are growing up. Most youngsters go through a rebellious stage but with patience and training they usually grow into responsible adults. Environment has a lot to do with it. Remember:                   Your kids usually let your words go in one ear and out the other but the things they see you do are remembered.

The feeling that we're being watched,
Causes fear and agitation.

The feeling that we're being judged,
Causes anger, aggravation.

The feeling that we are unloved,
Can make one's heart grow hard.

The feeling all is not secure,
Will put one on one's guard.

Sometimes these feelings have no ground,
It all is in our mind.

The mind is like a sapling tree,
That's bent and shaped o'er time.

Careful pruning,loving care,
Will shape the way it grows.

Patience, careful training, time,
Will teach it what it knows.

It takes time to grow a tree,
Into a thing of beauty.

A mind's a shameful thing to waste,
To teach, a sacred duty.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/27/2019 9:08:00 PM
Beautifully imaged piece of poetry. Great metaphor too and so true; people are a lot like trees.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 4:53:00 PM
Thank you so much ML. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/27/2019 12:42:00 PM
Hello Judy Ball, this poem is beautifully created Yes a mind is shameful to waste. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/30/2019 11:59:00 AM
God Bless you as well. Have a nice day my friend.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 2:59:00 PM
Thanks so much Darlene. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/27/2019 8:14:00 AM
- An important and difficult task, Judy - A beautiful poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 2:51:00 PM
Thank you so much Anne-Lise. God Bless. JB
Date: 9/26/2019 5:58:00 PM
Profound poem with many nuggets of wisdom! :) gw
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 10:49:00 AM
Thank you so much Gershon. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/26/2019 5:40:00 PM
"To teach, a sacred duty!" I so agree with your sage words in this beautifully composed poem Judy. "The mind is like a sapling tree, That's bent and shaped o'er time. Careful pruning,loving care, Will shape the way it grows." Brilliant! : ) xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/26/2019 6:05:00 PM
I faved this gem!
Date: 9/25/2019 8:21:00 PM
"Feelings, whoa whoa whoa feelings...". Sorry, I couldn't help blasting that cuz now it's in my head. Nice poem judy
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 9:53:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/25/2019 8:32:00 AM
It is a sacred trust to raise a child. Sadly many do not take it seriously. The best gift we can give our children is time. Yes they are watching and one day we will want them to spend time with us. Your piece brought to mind “Cat in The Cradle”.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 9:50:00 AM
Thank you so much Richard. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/25/2019 8:07:00 AM
So much to learn from these verses of feelings..your ending is so powerful, Judy.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 9:43:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/25/2019 7:03:00 AM
Parents have so much responsibility to their children that it is a wonder any of us turn out like we should but somehow through God's Grace we do make it. You have expressed the topic so very well. Thanks for your visit to my page. Sara
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/29/2019 9:36:00 AM
Thank you so much Sara. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/25/2019 1:10:00 AM
We all have feelings which we must control. A lovely poem.
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/26/2019 12:06:00 PM
Thank you so much victor. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/24/2019 10:20:00 PM
So true... Our feelings turn like the world, so diverse - Thank you for the wonderful poem. It is so true and thought provoking. Many blessings
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Judy Ball
Date: 9/25/2019 10:27:00 AM
Thank you so much Regina. God Bless, JB