Theodora (Theo) Onken

Rookie - 177 Points (Washington State)

The Cats In The Cradle (De Ja' Vu)

I sing to you a sweet lullabye-
And rock your cares away...
A beautiful destiny awaits your hand,
Shaped and formed from Godly Clay...
Your heart, it must lead you-
To the place you need to be-
Totally entwined in the string-
Passed from your hand, to me...
What a game it is, my sweet-
Endearingly, i nurture your heart-
Together, We are Forever-
Very soon, Nevermore, to part...
You are my Dream Walking-
You are arriving later than planned-
But anything worthwhile obtaining,
Is worth the Hour Glasses, ceasless sand...
Gentle but sweet surrender-
I am nothing, when not with you-
Together, we make, Forever a Reality-
In A Past Life We Already Knew!

Submitted: Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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  • Silver Star - 4,156 Points Tushar Ray (3/25/2015 11:30:00 AM)

    Another enchanting creation of Theo Onken. It seems like the entire poem is shaped up by Godly clay. “Hour glasses ceaseless sand ... Gentle but sweet surrender”. It is another master piece of Theo. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deborah Nielens (1/18/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    i am wondering if you are the original poem writer to the cats in the cradle that harry chapin wrote the music to for his song years ago? please let me know. thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 177 Points Theodora Onken (9/6/2007 4:39:00 AM)

    Thank you so very much!
    Your words are so kind.
    My best to you,
    Theo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diane Violet (9/6/2007 4:06:00 AM)

    This is beautiful Theo, I can see the string and the shapes it forms in you loving words................All the best, Diane (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meggie Gultiano (9/5/2007 5:08:00 AM)

    This is sooo lovely and sweet Theo! can i make a song out of it? hope you can hear me singing to the accompaniment of my guitar! lovely..just love it..
    love and hugs,
    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (9/5/2007 4:08:00 AM)

    Not only a beautiful poem, Theo, but some loving comments to read as well!
    As for the cat's cradle, what a great analogy. Changing the shape and then passing on, the other person taking the string carefully and changing its shape further and then passing it back to you. Like life, where the love you give out comes back to you.....

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 177 Points Theodora Onken (9/5/2007 2:02:00 AM)

    You have got mail!
    Theo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Buhagiar (9/5/2007 1:40:00 AM)

    Hi Theo,
    this is a profound and beautiful poem. I'd like to know the scenario behind it. You are a beautiful person I think.
    Michael (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 177 Points Theodora Onken (9/5/2007 12:15:00 AM)

    Marci, you are too sweet! Yes, i remember the song well. You and i are of the same age group! Lol!
    It is also a game using thread or string and the hands. i love, love music, and have written dozens and dozens of songs...just have not done anything with them...they are laying here in notebooks!
    it is in my blood, like writing stories, and poetry, and cooking, and well, i am just into a lot!
    You, my dear, have a heart as huge as the Sun!
    Your poetry on this site is a gift to all of us!
    We are blessed to have you sweet Marci!
    Theo :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie x... x... (9/5/2007 12:06:00 AM)

    Why do so many of your poems make me break out in song? Perhaps because music is also my passion and your words express it so well....You do know the song 'And The Cat's In the Cradle etc', do you not? ? ? I've saved this one pour moi..I may read it to the wee ones in ILL. between the tenth and the nineteenth. Oh Theodora, this is so lovely, it should be a, marci.xo (Report) Reply

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