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Aufie Zophy

(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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  • 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 :) (Report) Reply

  • Amrit Rathi (5/28/2010 10:43:00 AM)

    Very good poem shows how subtly Mother handled the problem and what a change in the child's perception. The poetic craft is excellent I give 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Gita Ashok (5/24/2010 11:58:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem! I hope they include such poems in the curriculum for school students. It would be such a wonderful way to learn about moral values in early childhood. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/23/2010 1:40:00 PM)

    That car, with orange stripes on a body of black
    Since then, I ‘ve quit forever the stealing

    a small little toy changed you completely already in childhood that you became a true person the whole life and your dear mother who became the cause of change in you for eternity. nice my dear poet. thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Sreekala Sukumaran (5/21/2010 9:04:00 AM)

    My mother, incredibly sweet, incredibly bright
    Swallowed her anger but asked in a voice, slightly tight
    Please consider for a minute or two
    How you would feel if someone did this to you.
    Deep in my mind, I considered this plight.

    Very touching and very true it is... So sweet of the mother to understand and handle it in a such a good manner..Nicely written with utter care and can feel a mother's love for her son.. God work..Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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