Valsa George


To Parents


Though beans of the same pod
Our children are not of the same mould
‘Be like others, ’ they are often told
And discrepancies, dealt so bad

Remember! Each child is different
With faculties quite variant
So celebrate the difference
Not through mere sufferance
But through open preference!

Submitted: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 16,956 Points Akhtar Jawad (11/12/2014 5:22:00 AM)

    A great thoughtful poem for the parents. Every child is different and but has some thing singular and special in him. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,053 Points Elena Sandu (7/28/2013 5:48:00 PM)

    This is a great poem that I wish for each parent written on heart to have. Every child, a treasure on its own, all we need is only cherish them and offer our greatest love. Thank you dear Valsa for another wonderful poem to touch my heart! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 120 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (7/27/2013 6:05:00 AM)

    So celebrate the difference
    Not through mere sufferance
    But through open preference!


    these lines are profound, I like the wisdom in this beautiful poem Valsa.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,997 Points Walterrean Salley (7/23/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Remember! Each child is different
    With faculties quite variant
    So celebrate the difference

    Love this Valsa. Very good advice to parents. A wonderful write, finely set. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,315 Points Patricia Grantham (7/18/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    A good message to Parents Valsa. Each child have their own specific
    qualities and should be treated accordingly. We should not try to mold
    them into what we would like them to be. Nurture them when they are
    young then let them leave the nest to experience life on their own and
    make decisions whether good or bad. A good write on parenting. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (7/16/2013 7:54:00 AM)

    An advice to the discerning parents to correct themselves and proceed with the tiny tots from the very next phase of the life of the latter. A mother speaking from her own trails and errors rectified speaks here and she has the resemblance of one Valsa George. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (7/15/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    A wonderful didactic and instructive poem of positive parenting to respect and embrace differences and accept our children as different individuals not copies to be manipulated so we may live vicariously through them, as if we were ever perfect! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (7/14/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    A marvellous advice to Parents. Each person has individuality which has to be rejoiced! Well written piece, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,543 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/13/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    Great advice. Even twins differ in how they react to same thing. We need to provide the atmosphere to let them achieve their best in what they choose. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,148 Points Heather Wilkins (7/13/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    excellent write. yes each of our children are different and a person unto themselves. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,148 Points Heather Wilkins (7/13/2013 6:56:00 AM)

    excellent write. yes each of our children are different and a person unto themselves. a good read (Report) Reply

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