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Please, Just Listen To Me.

Rating: 4.5

All the lessons I've learned
and tried to pass on.
The knowledge I've accumulated
to make me strong.
I still can't get through to you
and it seems like you've gone.

Sometimes I see signs
that something's sunk in,
And the progress you've made

makes my heart swell within.
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Been there done that, and still doing it.
Roseann Shawiak 08 October 2013

Read this poem again and remembered when my younger son was 25, he called me up and said, Mom, you were right. About what, I said. Well, remember all those talks and lectures you gave me when I was younger? You thought I wasn't listening to you - well, I was, and you were right about everything. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you've done for me. Thank you, Mom. I love you, Mom. Sometimes they do listen to what you say, they just don't let on that they have. Just wanted to share that with you. Thank you, RoseAnn.

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Lyn Paul 08 October 2013

I have listened again. Thank you and goodluck

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Diane Hine 03 October 2013

Even if they don't seem to listen, I'm sure the message sinks in really and helps them make the right decisions. A poem that parents can appreciate.

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Karen Sinclair 30 September 2013

A lovely take heed moment in life. Once it was our turn to roll our eyes and sigh now we create those reactions by merely trying to save the pains. Loved this piece. Rolled easily and sunk in deep. This will be as relevant in 200 years as it is now I think. Karen

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Roseann Shawiak 22 September 2013

Totally identify with you. Family is the greatest! I'm the oldest of eight, sometimes trying to help younger siblings is like talking to the wall, but you keep trying through the years, hoping they'll mature somewhere along the way and actually listen.

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Kim Barney 08 January 2016

Good advice. Children often learn too late that their parents were right all along.

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Janet Mary Zylstra 08 January 2016

Lovely. Really touches a chord.

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Alem Hailu G/kristos 08 January 2016

Yes wise children have a lot to learn from parents who give pieces of advice but who are not ruthlessly judgemental.who measure their love to their children by the feathers on their caps.

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M Asim Nehal 08 January 2016

Sharing knowledge is the supreme gift one can offer to fellow.....10

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 January 2016

Bit let the lessons of life be with righteous teachings. Nice work.

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