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  We Raised Our Children to Love
by Pier Tyler
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The question is, what happened?

No more excuses
No more saying I don't want to get involved
No more saying they are grown
Because they are still our children

Remember when
The children were babies
Held their tiny hands
Caught them when they fell

Taught them to read and write
Taught them to stand on their own
Taught them to treat others right
There is a missing link

Some of the children are full of hatred
They don't have a heart
How they got this way
I don't know

Their stories are as vast
As this old wide world
Feel their lonliness
Feel their pain

Our children are learning to be cold
Want to fight and take others lives
Iced over hearts and eyes dazed
From war after war after war

Besides duty, humanity and country
There is a personal wildfire
Running through our children's veins
They're afraid or ashame to ask us for help

All the children of this world
Belong to us
When they need us
Are we there?

Remember, sometimes, that childhood bully
Grows up, sometimes, to be an adult bully
Yes sometimes they change for the better
Most times not

Reach out a hand, today
Don't want to lose no more children
We raised our children to love
What happened?

Copyright 2006 by Pier Tyler. All Rights Reserved.

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/25/2008

So exquisitely - Bravo my dear!


Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 7/16/2006
Absolutely loved this one! You are so right, children are everyone's responsibility, to teach them and to keep them safe is what should be priority as well as to correct them when we see them slipping into the wrong path, which of course is not easy at all!
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 6/21/2006
What happened Pier, is that parents have become afraid of their children. Young people who are naturally evil, try to bring those that aren't into the fray with them, and the ones that are not evil, learn indifference to life and property, and the rights of others. They don't abide by the Golden Rule, only by the knife and the gun.

Authority too, is indifferent to the plight of our children, even tho those that work for authority have children too, but they think that it only happens to other parents' children. Little do they know.

This is a very powerful and heartfelt piece, Pier, thanx for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in myh eart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 6/4/2006
Pier, yes! You ask the question...your call for caring and doing better is much needed.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/4/2006
Thank you, Pier, for this compassionate write that calls us to nobility on behalf our young. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/23/2006

"We Raised Our Children to Love" showed the picture and asked for medicine to cure the maladies of our society.

The closing lines ring the bell of good sense:

"Reach out a hand, today
Don't want to lose no more children
We raised our children to love
What happened?"
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> INDIFFERENCE AND TOLERANCE... They are the Parents of ungratitude and social apathy.

I have enjoyed the reading of "We Raised Our Children to Love".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/13/2006
Yes Pier. The children are the hope of the future of this planet. They'd better be better than we are. Thank you for this timely sharing. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/30/2006
A much needed write, but one wonders what has happened to our world. God help our children....and us!
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/23/2006
Let's be realistic. Our country, the United States of America, has kept another world war from happening for over 50 years. Yes, we make mistakes, but we mean well. Unrealistic persons, who don't know the history of man's greed, and stupid religious teachings that CERTAIN GROUPS are the only ones deserving survival, are a world fhreat. You younger people are here today, spouting peace, love, free speech, and the whole bit, because over TWO MILLION AMERICAN SERVICE PERSONS DIED IN THE LAST FEW WARS. Why don't we let the Presdent, and his appointees run the military? Our constitution says they are to do this. Any other conduct on our part, aids the enemy, and you better believe that we have ENEMIES!

Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 4/23/2006
It is my view that people are partially products of the examples their parents set (consciously or unconsciously) and the society into which they have been born. Human beings are all born with free will in tact. If a child lives in a free society, the child will grow up believing in freedom, and so on. (As I reminded my son's school teacher recently, children respect adults who are respectable.) All is not lost, because the process of evolution continues, and in my opinion, we have something to learn from the children of today -- if only more of us would take the time to heal ourselves. someday, perhaps. thanks for sharing this topical, thought-provoking piece.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/23/2006
Ditto Ronny!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/23/2006
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
I'm not talking about beatings either..
Small light smacks!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/23/2006
All the children of this world
Belong to us
When they need us
Are we there?

We certainly should be, Pier - and I hope many heed your message.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/23/2006
A timely and crucial plea. Whereas familial influence was once the dominant factor when it came to shaping our children's character, for many children that role has been taken over by various antagonistic elements of general society, not to mention the overwhelming reality of war, disease, and poverty in the world, and their influence on not just children but adults as well. Thank you for this very thought-provoking and heart-felt poetic commentary.

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