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Leave those Kids Alone....Marina's challenge

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JamesMichael
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0 posted 04-20-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for JamesMichael

Leave those Kids Alone

If you were a small child you wouldn't want your mother or father towering over you
yelling and screaming til their face turned blue.
And now another precious child begins to cry
he wanted love now he wants to die.
I believe each time you make a child's tears flow
that child's love for you will cease to flow.
Think twice before you put your children down.
Criticism only causes frowns
and angry words tear self esteem down.
Please don't do this to your child
Love and nourish them and help them to laugh and smile.
I know that God did not place parents here to punish kids with pain and fear.
If God treated you this way
soon you'd grow to hate each passing day
and your love for life would ebb away.
Surely someday you will pay the price
if you treat a kid less than nice.
For anyone that has ever mentally, emotionally, sexually, or physically hurt a kid
take these words to heart I give.
Just how long will you pretend you do not know
that criticism and physical punishment have to go.
Hey...how would you like it if God reached down and hit you right on the top of your mean ol head.
And could you stand up while Mike Tyson punched you til you were almost dead.
No way Fred...
So do me a favor and keep your hands off the kids.
This could be the most important choice you've ever known.
Peace will come into your heart when you leave those kids alone.
And the place that was a dark and dreary house
will transform into a lovely happy home.
This is my best advice....
Treat your children fair and nice
and they'll grow to love you thruout
the rest of their life.

Jameslee@April19,2000

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Janet Marie
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1 posted 04-20-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

THIS IS WHY I CALL YOU
SWEETBABYJAMES!!!!!!

this is so perfect james...
your big heart and kind soul shines in this work.!!
take care sweets, jm
Marina
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2 posted 04-20-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

What a perfect message James!!  A wonderful poem to contribute to our cause.  Thank you very much for posting and sharing your voice. Challenge well met.

Marina
JamesMichael
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3 posted 04-20-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Thank you Janet and Marina I appreciate your remarks.  James
Rose Petal
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4 posted 04-20-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Rose Petal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rose Petal

Beautiful message James !!!
Aimster
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5 posted 04-20-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

-James

This not only met the challenge but far past exceeded! Wonderful piece of work you have here. The world is a good place as long as people like you are in it.

Take care,

AMY  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Marina
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6 posted 04-20-2000 06:13 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

back up with thanks...

Marina
JamesMichael
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7 posted 04-21-2000 06:41 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Thank you Rose Petal, Amy, and Marina..I appreciate your comments.   I loved writing this...it brought some old memories back...James
Nate Dogg
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8 posted 05-03-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

This is definitely a heartfelt tribute for those poor kids. I enjoyed this very much and tell Fred I said to leave those kids alone!

 Nathan
JamesMichael
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Thanks Nate for reading and commenting...I hope all the Freds and Wilma's this applies to get the message....James
 
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