Some Poems To Ponder

A Haiku - Children


Tolerated? Shucks!

Welcomed, guided, loved. Forgive!

Children after all!


Like a garden, too.

Given time to grow, nurtured,

Weeded too, at times.


Adults will appear,

Fully formed with richness, too.

Proud "guard-ner" parents.


A Haiku - Discipline


I told you often.

What I showed you, you saw.

Why no follow through?


Rules and punishments

Some easy, some soon observed,

At times understood.


Military rote,

Childhood survivors all grown,

Trying their own forms.


Self-discipline? Tough.

Learned with so much cost and pain.

Now its own reward.

A Haiku - Charity


Charity surrounds

Others with our love and thoughts

Turned to actions now.


A Haiku - Chastity


Oh, cleric you deceived.

Of thoughts and deeds condemned so.

Impossible goal?


True saints' miracles

Count chastity as supreme.

What can mortals do?


In thoughts and deeds

We too stand condemned and fail.

Is the bar too high?


Pure thoughts? Pure deeds? No.

From an endless love within,

Purer thoughts and deeds.



A Haiku - Daring


What is true daring?

Must it succeed to be real?

Boldness with some luck?


Willing to try it,

Inspite of all the risks then.

Ventured on and tried.


"Foolhardy" some would say.

"Bold, quite adventuresome too".

Can you dare to try?




Small, Medium, and Large....

King of the magic kingdom of childhood.
King of the magic kingdom of childhood. | Source
When does daring start, certainly as a youth; perhaps as early as learning to walk.
When does daring start, certainly as a youth; perhaps as early as learning to walk. | Source
So much to learn, and so many rules to master.
So much to learn, and so many rules to master. | Source
Time is short.  Decisions are urgent.  Do you dare, or not?
Time is short. Decisions are urgent. Do you dare, or not? | Source
Just surviving the challenges of life is its own reward.
Just surviving the challenges of life is its own reward. | Source

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Marriage only starts a home.  Moms and Dads are expected to work to have it become a family home, even if not blessed with children.
Marriage only starts a home. Moms and Dads are expected to work to have it become a family home, even if not blessed with children. | Source

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Liked them all but my favorite was Daring. Great pictures.

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