Parenting Lessons

For every child
vowed to be the calyx
to cradle each budding soul
with a tender heart

But I am imperfect
ideals devolving
in the face of loss
cross unbearable

Tend my own garden now
recognizing the power
of example overriding
oppression of control.

(Image my own)

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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.

22 thoughts on “Parenting Lessons”

  1. A most insightful piece, VJ! I was reading a post in LinkedIn today and came upon this quote. It’s relevance seems so apt as does your poem. “Doubt is the beginning of wisdom” – Aristotle

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