“Look at those beautiful ones on that old house!” I’ve never seen them before, maybe the old lady had died. One of the children that walked in a group of four pointed out as they walked around the small village looking at the Christmas lights on different houses.
“No she did not, I saw her yesterday but she looked very weak. Maybe someone had helped her”. One of the little boys exclaimed. Suddenly a small dog ran out from no where towards the fence barking at them. While he barked his little tail wagged wildly. He didn’t seem to want to hurt them but they didn’t pay close attention to him. They then took up a few small stones and threw them at the dog.
Soon as the stones crossed the fence, they changed into little gift packages. The little dog then ran on tiptoe-like to pick them up.
The children were amazed to see what had happened. They felt ashamed of themselves at the time of the stone pelting. The dog disappeared from sight after the last package was taken up. They looked at each other speechless. Knowing that they should not have stoned the fenced dog, they did not mention what had happened to anyone.
Time passed. Christmas day came by and all the little children were delighted to know what they had got for the holidays.
The less fortunate children however, were indifferent, as they knew they were not going to have any gifts at all.
But…. that morning they ran out of their separate homes screaming in delight. They had sparkling little gift packages in their hands. The four children who had thrown the stones at the dog, recognized the packages with surprise.
They learned that day, their misdeeds had spawned a happy moment for the less fortunate among them…
As they grew, they themselves remembered to never hurt animals and that others who were less fortunate were to be treated with kindness.
Leading away from the depths of my mind,
I came to a halt at his door.
Braving every emotion,
I knocked and awaited an answer.
Alas! Swings the blank door and
He whom my soul searched for,
Hovered above me, with eyes of burning gold.
He smiled as he beckoned me to enter
The dark space he occupied.
And as the dark enveloped us,
The light of love stabbed through my heart!
Memories shared, passed before us,
Fading into the night-like space.
Our young selves fleeting,
With the breath we once held dear.
Our children grown and productive
Made us proud when we lived.
And so ended the life of flesh
Which once separated us for three lonely years.
In my submission
I was taken for granted.
In my submission
I was left alone.
When I started to question
You didn’t care,
My heart trembled and brought me tears.
But now I am a Phoenix, rising out of the ashes!
The things I allowed are no longer here.
I am bold, beautiful and brilliant!
I am forgiving, kind and strong!
You may not know my loving heart’s song
but the power of love will find its own, in the breast of a true one.
I am so motivated to do what I am about. I know exactly what I want and where I want to be by the end of this year. One year older, one step closer to the completions of my goals. Be encouraged today and drive yourself along. Allow your vision to conquer the challenges ahead. Have a wonderful morning all.
Chat about what he says to her
When she begged to sit a while
That they both can smile again
In the quiet of the evening light.
But, this he found a nuisance is
That all she ever said was to correct him
And he no fault he found in self
Continued on a path to hell.
Her heart grew weary of their love
She wanted out but did not doubt
That the toddler nearing two
Would hurt much more if she goes
Oh dear Lord, brighten his aura
Help him drop the past of with harlots
That she may love him openly
And so they be a family.
To love: a blessing, a curse.
Love always seeks to uplift and keep the faith
Even though it is battered sometimes with hate
Love cannot bow out from its fate
It continues to take and take.
Is it insanity that it cannot hate
Or is it truly some love do turn away
To seek shelter from harms way
That it may recuperate?
For the reason love exists
I think knowing not, would be bliss
As I miss what sacred connection truly means
When behold, there are two and three in-between
Fighting for sole attention
By a lover who pledged life long commitment.
You carry the hurt of everyone
Blotting out the sun
With cold threads of silken worries
Lacing up your heart like a cocoon.
What malady this brings your immediate family
Whom you now barely see
No smile you have to give
Which truly shows happiness.
Just like a phantom you will one day realize
With forlorn regret in your eyes,
You never lived your life.
Many of today’s young mothers need to realize that their daughters/sons must do things in and around the home. Home polishing in manners, dress, hygiene and cookery are all important but they also need to know how to prep and keep a small kitchen garden, launder clothes the right way and budget finances.
I have been seeing many young grandparents lately. For some careless reason, many of us now who have been given an all round training at home have not passed this on to our children. It becomes now, a heavy burden on the household when a young mother has a young daughter with a child to see after. (not that I condone abortion). We need to be much more vigilant with our growing young people.
Once they are under our roofs, we can do a few things to limit their idle time.
- Parents can limit the use of the internet. This is a number one cause in secrecy among teens. Much influence are had from peers via the internet.
- Taking your teens to do things that are becoming of their age and helping them see the ways in which adults operate with each other among genuine friends and relatives is good exposure for socializing.
- Hold bi weekly meetings to clear up any problems that may be eating away at your young one. Sometimes misunderstandings arise, words may be used that were not kind and the child hold this in against the parent/s. Get issues out in the open so everyone can be on the same page.
- Listen to your child/children. It may sound silly but they do have so much to say and ask, you would be amazed. Try not to shut them down when they speak.
- Engage them in meal time conversations. This is a plus personally… it helps with looking forward to a pleasant meal time and to hear what other members of the family have to say. Being polite to each other is another experience that is learnt during family meal time.
These habits must start as early as possible for your children to become the disciplined all-rounder they can become.
Practice makes permanent.