Cathy Shao Poems
A Child's Response To A Mother's Scolding
Harsh words can make a child cry
Have you ever heard them in a lullaby?
Wiping tears from my face
As a way of condolence?
You have no rights to make people cry!
It's the thing I want to clarify!
If you know my pain
Next time you'll keep your anger in rein
The parent's response
Scolding is not to invite you to cry
Life is not a lullaby
Take my advice
Things are not always nice
Don't blame others for your tears
Instead be thankful with prayers
I'm sorry I lost temper
Next time I'll try humor
Some say Life is a game
where you play all kinds of roles
Some say Life is a classroom
where you learn and reach your goals
Some say Life is a kalpa,
maybe your next cycle of life is in Africa