Theodora (Theo) Onken

Washington State
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

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!
Theodora (Theo) Onken
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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Ken E Hall 09 November 2015
Endearing poem indeed like a song of love in the poetic way and very enjoyable to read...regards
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I Liked the song by Chapin, was it? Even tho' I was & still am into Hard Rock...However, your Cats in The Cradle, I must say with conviction, gives Chapin, or whoever A good run for their $$$, young lady! excellent Work ~FjR~ P.S...While writing this comment, a glitch arose on this site, and suddenly I found myself on the poem right after this one...So, you might see this same comment on the poem after Cats in the Cradle...
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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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Tushar Ray 25 March 2015
Another enchanting creation of Theo Onken. It seems like the entire poem is shaped up by Godly clay. “Hour glasses ceaseless sand ... Gentle but sweet surrender”. It is another master piece of Theo.
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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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