Vanessa Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,601 Points (08/28/62 / Birmingham)

To My Children, Gina And Will! - Poem by Vanessa Hughes

I know you can't learn from where I went wrong
And have to make your mistakes
But oh how I yearn for you to be strong
And able to live with heartaches

Live life caring, loving, being kind
Be true with all you meet
Remember sharing a happy mind
can make your life complete

Feel your emotions, accept then decide
How best to put them away
Find someone you trust in to confide
to help you on your way

Fight every fear, move forward somehow
it's the only way to feel free
your lives and whatever is here and now
Will find you a better place to be

I love you both, with all my heart
And hope you love with passion
Remember growth will make you smart
with feelings you never ration

Into the rat race, I'll watch you go
With tears but full of hope
Whatever the case I hope you'll know
A way to help you cope

And my final wish for you my dears
Is for your children to learn the same
How loving honestly without fears
Should be life's one main aim!

Comments about To My Children, Gina And Will! by Vanessa Hughes

  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (4/4/2012 6:21:00 AM)


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  • Shadow Girl (6/29/2011 7:52:00 AM)

    Great thoughts and emotion - relatable to any parent. SG xo (Report)Reply

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  • Matt MooneyMatt Mooney (6/25/2011 4:19:00 PM)

    A touch of Shakespeare about this one with sound advice in it as well.10, (Report)Reply

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  • Nasarudheen ParameswaranNasarudheen Parameswaran (12/28/2010 6:40:00 AM)

    Though hoping agaist hope positively inspiring poem.It is pitiably true nobody learns from others fall.I like your frankness. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 13, 2010

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