Gift Siseko Magaiana

My Child.....

To love you isn’t giving you all you want,
To love you isn’t letting you have your way,
To love you isn’t buying you fancy things,
To love you isn’t spoiling you rotten with gifts,
To love isn’t overlooking your wrongs,
To love you isn’t always taking your side,


Loving you is standing by your side,
Loving you is showing you the way and letting you choose,
Loving you is listening to your concerns,
Loving you is spanking you when the need arises,
Loving you is arming you with artillery,
To face this life when I’m no longer there
Loving you is offering my shoulder for you to cry on,
Loving you is being a source of strength that you can rely on

Loving you is many more than what I have mentioned,
But of all these, Loving you is not material things….

Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 9, 2009

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