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(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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  • 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 stone..it 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

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

    Happy belated birthday!

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

    Lovely poem-what a beautiful yet profound lesson well expressed

  • (De Va) (11/2/2011 2:56:00 PM)

    wonderful story, wonderful write....thx

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Anshul Gupta (8/21/2011 10:44:00 PM)

    Empathy and true compassion are two traits of a human being. Its great that this mother gave these two qualities to her son very early in life...hats off to the mother for her considerate behavior as well.

    The poem depicted the story very beautifully.

  • Lail Reveal (8/5/2011 9:56:00 AM)

    beautiful rhythm and great meaning.

  • Maria Shipka (6/22/2010 7:01:00 AM)

    Oh! It had been really deep sowed of grain of empathy! Your Mum deserved the gift of this little poem for her life lesson what you remembered on all your life :)

  • Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/7/2010 1:10:00 PM)

    A lesson well learnt! Such a good read. Actually put a smile on my face from a mothers perspective. Well done

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