A Child Responds

Console me
when life, upended
shuns and ridicules
let me know I’ll be alright

Step out
of picket-fence thinking,
find beauty in my uniqueness,
show me that love has no boundaries

Teach me
to treasure all that I am
even if that all is beyond
your comprehension

Grow with me
encourage exploration
demonstrate courage
in face of the unforeseeable.

(A Child Responds follows yesterday’s poem: A Mother Asks. Both poems were inspired by a post I wrote a few years back: No One Will Ever Love You)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

11 thoughts on “A Child Responds”

  1. I love the way the two poems interact and how the wisdom flows. Beautiful and a perfect parenting approach. When in doubt, ask the child.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I liked the way it flowed too (if I’m allowed to say so, lol). It was originally going to be one poem, but I decided the child needed her own say.


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