Carmela Patterson

(10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

' A Child Needs.........'

We are products of our environment it is said
and from birth through life we are variously led
From infancy to childhood others are in charge
When you are little, others seem rather large.

A child needs benevolent and respectful care
As well as being taught to love and play fair.
If a child is taught to respect God and others
He will love himself and likewise his brothers.

Whether our childhood was nurturing or not
Comes the time when we must deal with our lot
The decisions we make will color our future
And show what we're made of as we mature.

If victory is to be won, it's upon God we trust
Knowing, loving and serving Him well we must.
Getting through life is hard enough we all know
Traveling with the Lord is the only sure way to go.

Guide the little ones in the ways of the Lord
So they, too, will praise Him, and to Him accord
All Honor, All Glory, and All Adoration
hearts full of joy and expectation,
toward the day of eternal jubilation
infinite exaltation.


Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2008
Edited: Sunday, June 19, 2011

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  • Rookie - 67 Points Ahmed Abomahfouz (9/13/2011 9:42:00 AM)

    the poem transmits belief and power for dealing with life challenges. very strong poem indeed, thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 800 Points Hans Vr (6/18/2011 3:42:00 AM)

    I have expereinced parenting as one of the great challenges of life. It really is a huge task and I have taken it very serious. But still the outcomes are only partially in our hands.
    This poem carries a lot of wisdom and extremely important advice for young parents. Well written. (Report) Reply

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