Aufie Zophy

Freshman - 2,106 Points (18 October 1964)

My mother's lesson in empathy

At the time, I was a five-year old boy
A visit to my aunty, always a joy
My cousin was playing with cars at the back
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  • Rookie - 284 Points Drashi Shah (10/30/2014 7:37:00 AM)

    Wow.... it is reallly a great poem i must say hats off excellent.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 376 Points Marie Shine (7/11/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    Wow! What a wonderful Mom you have, Aufie, bless you both. I adore the patience and the skill she used to impart to you how wrong it was to take the car without permission. She taught you a lesson for life. This poem is a very loving and beautiful tribute to your beloved Mom. All children have so much to thank their Mother's for, but some don't see that until it is too late... A joy to read! I love your work, it is so simply presented and that is an art which is so pleasing to me. It is straight to the point and you are a natural born story teller, you narrate so eloquently! Thank you for sharing. I so enjoyed reading. Blessings... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Sharilynn Reaser (5/24/2014 9:13:00 PM)

    Oh the wonderful lessons of our dear mothers! My mother too taught me many great lessons! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:02:00 AM)

    Only a few minutes later, it is hard to believe
    My cousin was called and he had to leave
    This left us alone, that beautiful car, and me
    The temptation was great, as great as could be,
    I could not resist and became a thieve (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,094 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/16/2013 12:39:00 PM)

    A nice lesson shared. My tribute to your great mom! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gleb Zavlanov (7/20/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    A very nice poem, indeed. Thanks for the write. I invite you to read and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (4/30/2013 9:10:00 PM)

    Your mother is great! She preaches us to be good, and honest since our childhood.A terrific poem on wisdom.Loved. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Dee Corpolongo (1/11/2013 8:12:00 AM)

    This is an incredible poem, and I loved how you showed a great lesson learned
    in a poem. Your mom was a really smart woman, and it is amazing that I also
    learned about stealing in a very similar way, long, long ago. Though it was a
    similar incident but taught to me by a explaining how I would feel.
    I love this excellent poem! (and reminding me of an important life lesson once learned!) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,397 Points Lyn Paul (12/29/2012 1:19:00 AM)

    Such a lesson in these words and a beautiful memorable story. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barbara Nixon (12/15/2012 7:43:00 AM)

    Great poem, beautifully written! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 256 Points Joseph Anderson (5/12/2012 12:25:00 PM)

    Mom knew best. A loving tribute to a loving mom.A very uplifting write, well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Blue Dragonfly (5/10/2012 9:49:00 PM)

    I love this life experience and the goodness of the loving hearts displayed so tenderly and silently but so
    gigantic the passions (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 Points Valerie Dohren (4/21/2012 4:39:00 PM)

    Great poem, and a great lesson here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (4/20/2012 6:10:00 PM)

    Lovely poem memories of my mom are all I have also. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,022 Points Unwritten Soul (3/14/2012 6:46:00 AM)

    Your mom approach is one of the most classy and true one, to educate is not by strict act but must the using mind, soulful effect...being soft can turn harder thing to give up...If you go to cave, find the place where the water dropp on the stone, or if you near to beach see what the sea water can do to the stone, it can change the shape of the maybe takes time but it will shape them perfectly without broken...softness is not weak but it just wiser, coz it will be harder to do this for who have no patient in heart_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronel Mccarthy (11/3/2011 9:29:00 AM)

    Happy belated birthday! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ronel Mccarthy (11/3/2011 9:26:00 AM)

    Lovely poem-what a beautiful yet profound lesson well expressed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie (De Va) (11/2/2011 2:56:00 PM)

    wonderful story, wonderful write....thx (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,182 Points Elena Sandu (10/12/2011 6:11:00 AM)

    Incredible also the child who did not hide the toy and told his mother right away, at 5 already, a child can feel a wrong done thing. He didn't fight he was not pushed. As sweet as mother the child was.
    Lovely poem, thank you for share,10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenore Lee (9/8/2011 9:04:00 PM)

    WOW! This is an amazing poem and it oddly sounds like something that happened to me when I was younger. I love the story and its meaning. (Report) Reply

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