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Through Our Parents' Eyes
by Dan Rains
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Gazing back over the years,
We can see the times, both good and bad.
You were always there to wipe our tears,
Bandage our hurts, and cheer us when we were sad.

Food, clothing, and shelter you did provide.
Yes. We know it was through sacrifice,
And that it wasn’t an easy ride.
Yet you made sure it was enough to suffice.

You tried to teach us right from wrong,
And while at times if it seems we weren’t listening.
We think you were succeeding all along.
We’re very thankful you kept trying.

Though at times our minds have differed, ‘tis true .
We think that you’ll realize,
That only by walking in your shoes,
Have we been able to see through your eyes.

And with our greater insight,
That helps us see more clearly.
We can see that you steered us right,
And for this we love you dearly.

Thank you both so very much,
For giving us this life. For your love.
For raising us; feeding and clothing, and such.
For being the mother and father we love

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful sentiments!!! I like this a lot!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Concurring with Jerry....Neanderthal Women is more appropriate for me, but it is good to see that there is such a thing in this life still, as Good parents, and they deserve the tribute you have afforded them

Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Touching and true. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
A great tribute to parents. Well done Dan
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
I wish more children felt this way about their parents.
Thanks for this one.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
This is a beautiful tribute to your parents. I bet they had tears of joy in their eyes as they read it!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
Thank you for writing this awesome poem and I too feel the same way about my parents,one (Dad)is gone now to a higher place,my mum's still with me (Thankfully)and she's still a great example for me.Good parents are such a blessing I am glad that you too had such a gift as them and thanks again for sharing this poem about them with us.
Great work!
Best wishes always to you and yours,
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Dan, this poem touched me deeply. I have such happy memories as a child. My parents struggled to raise eight children by the grace of God. I was the oldest so I had alot of responsiblity growing up. When I was 18 my mom was killed by a hit run driver. She was crossing the road and just didn't see him coming. It was raining hard that night. Years later my Dad died of heart complications. They both live in my heart and will forever. I miss them both terribly, but know they are in a much better place. Thank you for sharing this poem and taking me back in memory. Awesome write.

Reviewed by jude forese
being a parent is not easy ... going through life's travails and hardships, to have parents who have done as well as your is a gift ... excellent tribute ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is a superb tribute to your parents and a validating gift for them. Most (not all) parents deserve such praise and recognition. Well done, Dan. Thank you. Love and peace.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
I just love this. It isn't often that we get to read a "real" poem about of all things "parents" You did them proud Dan, and I thank you for sharing this for it shows us that we don't give the praise and honor we should to our mother and father.They deserve more recognition than most of us give, Beautifully done!

Reviewed by Sara Coslett
Hey Dan, this is a wonderful tribute to your, or anyone's, mom and dad. My father has passed on now several years back, but I can whole-heartedly agree with your sentiments here. I never knew how wonderful he was to me, and how much he tried to teach me until I had to walk through his shoes. I have been thinking a lot about him lately. And your poem brought it all home to me. Thanks. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh this is a beautiful tribute Dan!!

You right...our parents did what they thought was best!!

Today we as parents are trying to do the exact same thing...but I think with less my case I believe it's true!!

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New yers to you and yours!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Good to have memories, write them down for the future, in case in old age you forget...who are you again...;)? ed
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
What an old-fashioned poem! Do you realize that you have BOTH mother and father here? Unbelievable that could happen in those dusty days of yore. We are so much better off these days with the "single mother" than having to deal with that Neanderthal man. Oooh, I imagine I will make some folks mad now, but that is just the way things are. You are right, the two-parent fammily was one that depended upon each other to make pay the bills and teach the children right from wrong. That seems not to be the case these days with Uncle Sam taking the place of good old dad. It is a shame.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A wonderful ode to your parents, Dan, and thanking them is probably something many of us should do more often.
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