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Lucie
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0 posted 10-10-1999 12:57 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

Itís funny how a simple phrase can cut oneís heart so deep.
And those who speak so callously sow only what they reap.
Like endless circles in the sand of an hourglass thatís turned.
Words that fall from hateful mouths can leave a child burned.

They in turn will regurgitate the hateful words they hear.
Hurtful phrases fall from mouths and leap from ear to ear.
Be careful what you say to them the innocence of youths
can be forever damaged by your mean verbal abuse.

Tread softly on emotions of a child as they grow.
For you my friend are being watched, their idol donít you know?
And they will grow to copy you in all you say and do.
You can stop the cycle.. let only kind words come from you.

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Not all poems I write are about me personally, yet they do come from MY soul.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 10-10-1999 01:14 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Lucie...this is beautiful, and with such a powerful message to boot....I know what you speak of....sometimes when the day gets hectic, and we're short on time, with all the hustle and bustle, our kids tend to get pushed aside...and we even say things we don't mean, even the tone we use can break their hearts...As a parent myself, when I feel myself "taking it out on them" I make myself go somewhere and just breathe....a time out if you will, because our mouths can do unrepairable damage to a tender, trusting heart. Thank you for sharing....***curtsies Sorry, didn't mean to preach....(grin)

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2 posted 10-10-1999 01:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Lucie, this is so very true and well said. Parents must be made aware what their words and actions do to their children who look up to them. Sadly, many don't. This is the most meaningful poem I've seen from you. Thank you.
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 10-10-1999 02:00 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lucie,
I agree with Balladeer and Pff, you did a wonderful job.
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4 posted 10-10-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Amen, Lucie!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

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5 posted 10-10-1999 02:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

True words of wisdom to be heeded by every role model that children have!

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Denise
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6 posted 10-10-1999 05:52 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Lucie: So true, can be the making or the downfall of us, sadly!

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Nan
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7 posted 10-10-1999 06:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

..and that's the truth!!
Dragoness
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8 posted 10-10-1999 10:34 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Great poem!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

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