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About The Children
by E T Waldron
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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In the world of whys, wishes ,wonders
so many times things are torn asunder
yet the beauty that always survives
can be  seen through a childs  eyes

There's twinkling stars  to wish upon
days to play in the noon day sun
roller coaster rides, cotton candy
making sand castles on beaches sandy

lives can be lost in a multiple of  ways
accident, disease, wars,shorten our days
we mourn children who never get to see
all the good things in life that are free

unfortunately life has always been thus
we can't understand what happens to us
we shout out loud against all child abuse
yet it happens and we don't have an excuse

whether abuse comes in peacetime or war
from within our own homes, or outdoors
somehow we never seem to eliminate
those very things which we all hate

It's no  wonder, there's  not enough unity
personality gets  in the way of opportunity
a study finds egoism  the primary cause
this alone should give us reason to pause

Until what's most important is  our  focus
putting our children first,  ahead of  us
we have no one but ourselves  to blame
when we have to hang our heads in shame

Instead of blaming leaders, the  government
everyone else for the state of our predicament
we  should  clean up our own establishment
we're responsible for our childrens environment

etw



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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Good kids start at home. I'm with you in this cause.

Ron
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
There is an unadulterated life-light in a child's eyes - until it is extinguished, often by that which it trusts and loves best. In our first world we are often societies of "crippled children" rearing children in their turn and my heart bleeds for all the myriad causes whether personal or social. You have elucidated your progression of thoughts so clearly and with such lightness of touch for what is necessarily a very "heavy" subject. Yes, ultimately WE are responsible for US and for those gifted to our care. And fundamentally it's that old four-letter word again that is lacking or wrongly projected... L O V E. Thoughtful and provocative. xx
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Insightful, Eileen. I enjoyed this. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well said
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Yes, yes, yes. Kill the EGO within. Yet I find many look at me with a blank expression, believing that the ego, their ego is them-self. And without it they would wither. Rather than see for the first time since being a child.
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
A masterful blending of wisdom and art. Well done!
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
Wise words
I hope will be heard
And put into a movement
Felt across this planet
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Instead of blaming leaders, the government
everyone else for the state of our predicament
we should clean up our own establishment
we're responsible for our childrens environment

Wise and meaningful counsel, Eileen. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
Dear Eileen, life has many facets, the dark sky has many stars,
and mother earth has a lot to give and we the people, we have to be vigilant and to protect our and any child. God Bless you my friend. Nothing will last forever on earth. Love Emile
Reviewed by JMS Bell
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE!!! IT BEGINS AT HOME! WE, AS PARENTS, DO NOT DO OUR JOBS BEING TOO BUSY WORRYING ABOUT 'OTHER THINGS'. GOD BLESS YOU EILEEN, THIS WORK IS FULL OF TRUTH AND IT IS A PROFOUND, TIMELY MESSAGE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
A profound message to parents worldwide- GBQ
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
so well said, especially the final verse
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Wise and compelling words Eileen.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
a study finds egoism the primary cause

How so sadly true. If only we humans could put our egos aside, and open our eyes and hearts. If we could do that, we might even be able to leave them a better world.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Sometimes I ask my self after seeing so many children being born into utterly poverty and human deprivation...why? Looking into those sad eyes that wouldn't see next week...why? And then I hear the "learned leaders" telling me that those children are the future.

Georg

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Beautiful, powerful and so very wise, Eileen.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Sometimes putting our children first means saying no to them .... a lot. Yet there is no substitute for the innocence and simple truths revealed by the child's eye. Patrick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Amazing points made here, so true...I dream of being a child again, perhaps to make right all the wrongs that have happened over the last 56 years that I have been living..
Much peace, love and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Right on, Eileen. Very insightful!!


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY
Reviewed by jude forese
well thought out social statement making many important points ... strange to think how we were children once ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Powerfully penned wisdom in these lines, Eileen. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by D Johnson
Eileen, your words do indeed give us pause to think about how our actions de reflect the actions that our children will take...mirrored in so many ways.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Eileen, although I do not recall who made the statement or the exact way it is phrased, here is what it means -- in life if you are looking for the greatest foe you ever to have to face, look no further than your mirror -- you remind us of the atrocities we face at home, even in time of peace -- and I can think of nothing more disturbing or atrocious than when someone does anything to harm a defenseless child -- may peace and love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Kids don't deserve to suffer; yet they do. And it's a darn shame, too! Powerfully penned sadness; well done, Eileen!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *Tears!*
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Fortunately never having any kids of my own I don't feel that I need to be worried about the kids of today...we all made it, and so will they...e
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
Help the parent, help the child, I love the native saying, I think it was Navaho, there were not orphans in an Indian village. Judgement is not going to fix it, love is, when we trample on people we trample on children, look around, there's sure a lot of it going on in the world , start in the slums of Calcutta, no, it's not an Indian problem but one of our species. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by George Carroll
When we destroy them in the womb there is little wonder why questions are asked when the answer is right before us and we allow it or accept it as a way of life.

George
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