Debora Short

(August 4 / Florida)

Give a Child...


Proudly for Seth ~ Ryan who graduated as
an Aerospace Engineer last week!



Give a child a great education
You give them the world

Give a child science and math
You give them access

Give a child a sense of wonder
You give them joy

Give a child poetry, paint, l.e.d.s, aluminum foil and sparkles
You give them creativity

Give a child accountability
You give them integrity

Give a child an understanding of spirit
You give them faith

Give a child an entire community
You give them responsilbility

Give a child your undivided time
You give them security

Give a child a life by example
You give them the map for success

Give a child hugs
You give them love!


~May 26,2006
Mountaintop Cottage, Tennessee

Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2006

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  • Preeti - is here! (6/28/2006 12:42:00 AM)

    A child needs nothing more!
    Ask me...lol...cuz ain't i still a kid? *wink*

    You've got it perfect Debora! ....and the last 2 lines..were the icing on the cake!

    Preets (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (6/22/2006 11:37:00 PM)

    Lovely poem Debora, the last stanza is probably the most important from a childs viewpoint. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (6/4/2006 9:26:00 AM)

    And give an audience a wonderful heart-felt poem with much wisdom contained and they will
    show you there appreciation for such words with a 10! ! !
    keep going Debora the path looks great from here, full of flowers and warmer hours
    love Duncan x (Report) Reply

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