Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lessons

I can not teach the lessons
that I learned.
I can not  gift them as
my legacy.
I can share
and you can listen.
Young minds
dive into life,
eager for answers,
eager for inspiration,
by the paths that you choose.
As you seek,
as you search,
I will hope that your lessons
are gentler than mine.
I will hope your scars
are not as deep.
I will hope that your struggles,
are not as fierce.
I will wish you wisdom,
peace,
and love.

53 comments:

  1. I've been thinking exactly the same thing when looking at my daughter, but have never put it as eloquently as you.

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  2. This is so very beautiful, ayala. This is everything a parent could wish and hope for their child(ren). Just gorgeous!

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  3. Now if only children were better listeners... :D

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  4. i echo similar hopes and prayers for the next generation...our teachings will still be true for them, how they learn it may just be different

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  5. All we can wish upon the next generations. :) Well said.

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  6. Very well said!

    I will hope that your lessons
    are gentler than mine.
    I will hope your scars
    are not as deep.

    These are my favorites!

    I so wish the young ones I know and love could learn from my mistakes. But, I know we all have to learn our own lessons. Ugh the agony!

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  7. Amen. A beautiful and haunting poem.

    Lady Nyo

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  8. hoping is all one can do...smiles

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  9. If only we could gift those lessons and shield them a little bit more.

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  10. Lovely poem. life would be a lot less painful if we could learn from others' mistakes.

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  11. Your mother's heart is shining through!

    Nice!!

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  12. We all want the best of our experiences to be passed-down to our children, minus the heart-aches and pain we endured.

    Nice One Shot!

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  13. as a mother of three teenagers, i know exactly what you mean...but somehow..they just need to get their own scars to learn their lessons...and it hurts us sometimes more than them..

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  14. As a teacher I can fully relate to this!

    Here is my one shot:

    diamonte

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  15. what parent could hope for more? beautifully put.

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  16. This is a beautiful expression of a profound truth. At times you feel helpless, hopeful and maybe a bit of fear. But in the end you equip them with the tools they need to live well. BTW, your beautiful dog is the image of one that we loved a while back. Touched me.

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  17. Our children "catch" rather than "learn." But we do teach them - even if it isn't the stuff we deliberately want to teach them. Good poem.

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  18. Sadly we can only let them fly and hope that when the time is right they remember that they were never alone

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  19. I think your peace attained from going through these lessons and struggles is a great gift in itself. And I thank you for it.

    xo

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  20. This is really beautiful, ayala
    Enjoyed reading your writing :)

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  21. Thank you, Talon for your kind comment. We wish them the best..except they need to find out on their own :)

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  22. River, I think that's how our parents felt too.
    :)

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  23. Caroline, they have to make their own mistakes even though we don't wish them too. :)

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  24. Sonny, all we can do is hope and wish them well :)

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  25. Lauren, we can try but they seek their own adventures....life is the adventure :)

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  26. Nessa, but would it be as much fun :) just kidding, the child in me coming out....

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  27. HisFirefly,
    I thought about this in my car when I was thinking about my son. Thank you.

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  28. Thank you, Eric. We want to shelter them but they have other plans :)

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  29. Claudia, well said. When our children hurt we hurt more just watching them.

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  30. Gautami, how true you witness so much as a teacher and you wish the children the best....

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  31. Liv2write2day
    wow I love the name of your blog.
    Thank you, and I am sorry about your dog. My Daisy is 11 now and she is sweet and kind :)

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  32. thank you, Glynn. I feel like we caught a lot from my parents from watching.....

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  33. Jannie, you always say the sweetest things, thank you.
    xo

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  34. Thank you, Marinela. I think it's so cool you've been writing since you are young. I started young as well...always had a passion for it. :)

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  35. This poem is a really thoughtful statement about the necessity of role models and experience. Good job!

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  36. i wish the same for my three children... but never got to write it this beautifully! what a delight to read!

    thanks for warming up my blog with your nice comment. :)

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  37. Love your poem and your dog pic!

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  38. Thank you,KB. My dog thanks you as well :)

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  39. beautifully written...n i sincerely hope ur scars are not too deep n that time will heal it:)

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