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My Mother's Lesson In Empathy

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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
He just had a new one, the body in black
Orange lines on the side, oh boy, what a toy

Only a few minutes later, it is hard to believe
My cousin was called and he had to leave
This left us alone, that beautiful car, and me
The temptation was great, as great as could be,
I could not resist and became a thieve

Into my pocket, very smoothly it went,
I was delighted, extremely content
When we reached home, I told to my mom
With much pride about what I had done
And that's where contentment would end

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.

It was easy to see the horrible feeling
I'd caused in my cousin by carelessly stealing
Our next visit, I was allowed to put it silently back
That car, with orange stripes on a body of black
Since then, I ‘ve quit forever the stealing

I don't think that there ever could be
A more brilliant lesson in empathy





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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sharilynn Reaser 24 May 2014

Oh the wonderful lessons of our dear mothers! My mother too taught me many great lessons!

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Joseph Sanchez 28 April 2014

Only a few minutes later, it is hard to believe My cousin was called and he had to leave This left us alone, that beautiful car, and me The temptation was great, as great as could be, I could not resist and became a thieve

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Khairul Ahsan 16 August 2013

A nice lesson shared. My tribute to your great mom!

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Kelly Kurt 23 April 2015

Mothers are often very wise, and yours taught you well. Great poem, Aufie. Thanks for sharing

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Neela Nath Das 30 April 2013

Your mother is great! She preaches us to be good, and honest since our childhood.A terrific poem on wisdom.Loved.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 July 2019

But, oh, what happened to my peers! Just yesterday, it moved me to tears While the children of John were playing their game My peers were trampled to death, what a shame......outstanding conceptualization. A brilliant poem is so nicely executed. Thanks for sharing.

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Jada Giddings 07 December 2018

I like the music, And this is a good poem i could not do that good. How do you do it?

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Jack Lamb 18 February 2017

This poem reminds me of my mother, a wise woman too! Thanks.

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Jaya Das 06 February 2017

So sweet poem, these lessons even my mom also used to teach me....great rhyme n a wonderful write Thank you

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Rajesh Thankappan 24 September 2016

The soul of man seeks love and appreciation and this aspect have been brought out so beautifully in this poem.

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