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Children's Questions
by larry r linville

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I watched a young boy ask his father a lot of questions beginning with the Word "what" and I reflected on what the two had ahead of them.


A young child asks, “What is that”?
over and over again.
The parent keeps giving answers
while trying to show a warm grin.
Soon the “What” takes a new turn
and become a constant “Why?”
so the parent has to patiently
make a clever reply.
As time passes they stretch the “why”
to a demanding “Why can’t I?”
and  the old “because I said so”
seems to no longer fly.
Sometimes the “Why can’t I”
brings with it much family strife.
But that’s what it takes
to prepare the young person for life.
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Reviewed by D Johnson 9/21/2010
a lesson we can all learn from...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/19/2010
The joys of parenthood!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/18/2010
Sometimes the “Why can’t I”
brings with it much family strife.
But that’s what it takes
to prepare the young person for life.

I agree, Larry. Parents must set reasonable limits and make sure that the child knows why. Even if at the time this seems unfair to the child, s/he will figure it out later for the good. Love and peace,

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/18/2010
Very insightful piece.

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/18/2010
vert true poem. enjoyed.
Reviewed by Cherie Durbin 9/18/2010
What a true poem, Larry! Luckily, my child is still in the "why" stage.

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