A Poem- Can you show me what love looks like?

Showing love, teaches love!


Show a little love...

Show me happy, a mother says to her child.

Her child looks back at her and gives her a great big smile.

Show me sad, she then says to him.

And the child lowers his brows and wipes the smile from his face.

Now show me sleepy, she asks next.

He then rubs his eyes and droops his head.

Now can you show me love?

He nods his head as he looks at her,

Then he gently places his hand over her's.

He rises off his seat to kiss her cheek,

and repeats the words, that she so often speaks.

Sometimes I get mad, and sometimes I yell.

But at the end of every day, please know that I will always be here..

I will care for you when you are sick.

Protect you when you are scared there is something under your bed.

I will listen to your dreams your hopes and fears.

I will give hugs and kisses and wipe away your tears.

My love for you, is within each breath,

It is a love that will never fail-one which knows no regret.

Lay down your head, and close your eyes...

Find your dreams, knowing I’m right here- by your side.

A tear forms in her eye-and falls on her cheek.

He looks at her with worry, but does not speak.

She wraps her arms around him, and sets him in her lap.

Do not worry, I am not crying because I am sad.

I am crying because I am happy for all the love that I have.,

They Learn- They Grow- They Become... all starting with you! Show them Love!

Do not simply tell your children that you love them... show them, so they know what love looks like, and feels like. You have their attention, and they are watching and learning from every breath, and every step you take. Step carefully- you are guiding another life and helping them to determine who they will be and how they will perceive and treat the world.

I came across the below video on YouTube- and it struck a nerve with me, so I thought I would share it and perhaps it will strike the right nerve in someone who needs an attitude adjustment.

They are watching- Are you monitoring what they experience?

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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

Wonderful words and wonderful photos!

Are these your children? They are beautiful, oh so beautiful and glow with love.

I thought my two grandsons were the most handsom boys in the world but there is a match.

Thanks for the poem!

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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Only one word applies here -- exceptional! What delightful word patterns and such astute advice. Best/Sis

kelleyward 4 years ago

Beautiful children! I love this heartwarming poem! Kelley

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

The pictures are priceless...the poem is beautiful....your intentions and meaning is so very human....I love this hub!

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

LadyLyell- thanks for your comment and for reading. Yep, that is my Collin and my Abigail (Abby), and they are definitely loved (although they tell me I dont love them at all when I am making them sit in time out or clean their rooms, lol).

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Angela Blair- awe, thank you! I appreciate that very much. I am glad you were able to read this one :)

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Hi Kelley! Thank you ma'am. I had just finished writing it, and the very next day I came across the video on youtube... I thought the message was a pertinent to my point that children truly are sponges and we must make sure that what they absorb will have a positive influence not negative one.

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SantaCruz 4 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

There's nothing like a mother's love. What a beautiful poem! You could even turn it into a storybook.

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Billy! I love your comment- and that you used the word 'human'...I fear that the further mankind comes along with technology, the less human we are each becoming, and it makes me so very sad... We have all started to lose site on what matters most in the world, that pretty soon- we will be a society that is no different than any other animals. We are human because we have the ability to make a conscience decision and determine right from wrong...somewhere along the line- right and wrong has a whole lot of grey space between them, and that is where so many choices are made these days. Thanks for reading and for leaving your comment :)

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

Oh, that video... I can't get it out of my mind. I had to read your beautiful poem again and look at the love in your photos to balance myself back to normal. In just a few moments, I have been on quite an emotional journey. Yes, we have to remember that we are the teachers of our children. Who else are they going to learn from? Very effective hub.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You have written such a beautiful poem all about loving your fabulous looking children.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Holly, thank you for the beautiful response. I guess I didn't realize how much you and I speak the same language. I will follow more faithfully from now on; it is rare to find a kindred spirit who understands the priorities of life.

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

SantaCruz- I have thought and even started creating story books out of a few poems I have written with children in mind, Butterfly Dreams and Did you shine today... my problem is more so that I am far too much of a perfectionist and can not complete the details of the books to actually get it finished and published :) Perhaps one day? Thanks for the comment :)

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

MarleneB- that is probably the most perfect comment ever, because that is exactly what i want to be able to do with my writing and hub compositions (draw out emotions). I hope some of the people that really need to feel that emotional reaction to remind them of the consequences of their actions are able to view this one...maybe a few might actually change?

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

writer20... lol, thanks- I think they are fabulous too! Well??? at least most of the time :)

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Billy for returning! I have been told (over and over again), that I am a very emotional writer. That I pour my soul, beliefs and hopes into whatever it is I write, which allows me to connect to many people on an emotional and understanding level. I am this way in life as well. I hate seeing people sad, even if I dont care for them. I will always show respect- even if it hasnt been earned. I give second chances, I see past a person's mistakes, I want to earn what I have, be loved for who I am, and see the world and the people that make up society stop and appreciate the things that they have right in front of them.

Mankind makes everything so complicated and focuses on the most trivial issues... Unfortunately, the problems that need attention are the ones that are at home, and people are spending less and less time at home and more time focusing on the material possessions that they hope to one day gain possession of. If we don't all learn how to refocus on what matters-I fear that one day, hope, compassion, understanding, nurturing and love will be lost...

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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

After reading your feelings poured down in a poem and the comments appreciating your love, I wonder why was I not born a girl. I can't be a mother now :(

By the way, great hub! Voted up and appreciated :)

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christin53 4 years ago from UK

Absolutely beautiful poem it brought tears to my eyes. I like the video too it certainly shows us how children copy.

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author


lol- I am sorry you can't be a mother. Maybe in your next life you can go that route? Thanks for the comment, I am glad that you enjoyed the hub.

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

christin53- Thanks for commenting on this hub. I am glad that you liked it. Children really are sponges to everything that they are exposed to. We would all be better to avoid exposing them to negative actions that lead them to become negative people. It is a shame that more individuals do not think that, and monitor how they behave when a child is around.

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Perfect, the way you have defined is the love, it is like everything.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks myownlife- I am happy that you enjoyed the hub and I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Wow, Holly, this poem was priceless, what you wanted to get across came out so beautifully! Kids do follow everything we do and say! So often we forget this important vital aspect as adults. Thanks so much! the pictures also, lovely and adorable, and the video, believe it or not made this 25 year old guy teary-eyed. Everything about this hub was beautiful, and I could really sense the emotion in your writing! Thanks so much for sharing this in FB just a moment ago! I absolutely loved this. Voted up, and across the board, and sharing!

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Loved the poem and the video at the end brought it home perfectly. Well done and you are 100% correct that children see it all no matter what we may thing. Have voted this up and shared too.

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you again Josh, for your continued support and follow. I appreciate you sharing my work with others :)

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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Janine Huldie, thank you for coming by and reading this poem. children are so perceptive that it is frightening to know what we as parents can do to influence every bit of who they are and who they become. I pray every day that i do a good enough job raising mine to allow them to grow into well rounded adults, with a heart and soul to consider their own influence on others.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A lovely sweet and tender write.....

Great piece my friend.. :) very touching

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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

this was a very loving and eautiful piece

sharing it

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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

rahul0324- thank you sir- i am 6 months behind on my responses to my comments- sorry about that...

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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

shalini sharan- thank you for the comment and for sharing my work- I greatly appreciate it.

Zenilda 18 months ago

Very cute! October is a crazy month in our house with my birthday my dhteaugr's birthday and us going to visit my mother in law for a week for her birthday. I really should start thinking about Halloween now or I wont have anytime.

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