The Cats In The Cradle (De Ja' Vu) Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

The Cats In The Cradle (De Ja' Vu)

Rating: 3.8

I sing to you a sweet lullabye-
And rock your cares away...
A beautiful destiny awaits your hand,
Shaped and formed from Godly Clay...
Your heart, it must lead you-
To the place you need to be-
Totally entwined in the string-
Passed from your hand, to me...
What a game it is, my sweet-
Endearingly, i nurture your heart-
Together, We are Forever-
Very soon, Nevermore, to part...
You are my Dream Walking-
You are arriving later than planned-
But anything worthwhile obtaining,
Is worth the Hour Glasses, ceasless sand...
Gentle but sweet surrender-
I am nothing, when not with you-
Together, we make, Forever a Reality-
In A Past Life We Already Knew!

Deborah Nielens 18 January 2012

i am wondering if you are the original poem writer to the cats in the cradle that harry chapin wrote the music to for his song years ago? please let me know. thank you.

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Theodora Onken 06 September 2007

Diane, Thank you so very much! Your words are so kind. My best to you, Theo

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Diane Violet 06 September 2007

This is beautiful Theo, I can see the string and the shapes it forms in you loving words................All the best, Diane

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Samantha Belsey 10 April 2015

What a beautiful poem, some gorgeous phrases. 'Dream walking' a favourite of mine, lovely just lovely.

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Francesca Johnson 05 September 2007

Not only a beautiful poem, Theo, but some loving comments to read as well! As for the cat's cradle, what a great analogy. Changing the shape and then passing on, the other person taking the string carefully and changing its shape further and then passing it back to you. Like life, where the love you give out comes back to you..... Love, Fran xx

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Richard Wlodarski 11 July 2017

For the record, Harry Chapin's song of the same title is totally different from this exquisite poem. I love both. And the highest compliment that I can give you, Theo is that this poem is also destined to be a classic. Kudos all the way! ! !

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Theodora Onken 22 April 2017

Thank you so much Kim Barney - i had no idea that you had commented on this older poem. Your review is very much appreciated by me..THank you Ken E. Hall for your very kind words. Thank you Frank James Ryan - i really appreciate your reading my words.Thank you Samantha Belsey. I so appreciate your kind review.THank you Tushar Ray for your taking the time to read and comment.If, i have left any one out i am truly sorry for being so remiss...guess you can blame it on my health over the last few years. i am in declining health - and have good and bad days - i didn't realize that over the past few years that this was being read by so many. Many thanks to you all.

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Kim Barney 27 March 2017

Fantastic choices of words and the way you put them together. Theo, I think you have a masterpiece here!

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Theodora Onken 03 May 2016

Susan, Thank you so much for your very kind words! Coming from a poet such as you is truly an honor. Yes, many of my words are God inspired....believe this comes from my very close relationship with HIM.

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Susan Williams 02 May 2016

Those first four lines- -exquisite! They had me crooning the melody, they held me in the palm of their hand. It amazes me how certain people can create masterpieces from words- -words that really are just letters representing sounds that stand for a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb. Yet you can weave magic with words- and you just did.- - - - - - - ] I sing to you a sweet lullabye- And rock your cares away... A beautiful destiny awaits your hand, Shaped and formed from Godly Clay...[- - - - - - - - So so lovely. Felt God-breathed.

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