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'Fishing For Time' : A Life Circle and Poem of Hope: About Kids and The Elderly Sharing Experiences.
A Circle of Life from Old Wisdom to a Young Heart.
Young Hope links to Old Hope.
Life Circles: Poems of Hope: About Fishing for Time by Pearldiver, always moving forward from its source; we are that source. There are many times that are special to a child starting out their journey of life. One of life’s full circles occurs when those young steps are taken in the company of a grandparent, whose precious wisdom is shared with the child. Fishing for Time; is a poem of hope. It is about the hope that we have for a child learning from the passing on of the generations of knowledge and wisdom; that hopefully we have ourselves, also learned from.
We are truly blessed when our lessons come from those who have experienced their lives; their way; so that we may be enriched in our life; with the hope that eventually we have the opportunity, to pass on that enrichment. Through changing times and generations, this one thing should never be wasted or lost. Time spent between the generations creates special times in which a life circle moves forward and provides a mutual hope of happiness and sense of purpose. Enjoy this visual story of such a situation; About Fishing for Time; first in the series of Life Circles.
Remember the shark we saw.
It's the simple things count.
Life frames in a blink.
Fishing for Time.
Granddad why is your face so old?
Were your wrinkles made by the sun
You tell the bestest stories I’ve been told
Can we go fishing; we’ll have real good fun
Granddad can we catch seahorses too
Will you tell me stories about the war
We might catch a whale, as big as you
Remember the monstersharkwe saw
This was a time of learning for the boy
He always cherished special time this way
The distant wharf gave him a sense of joy
Best friends ambled; towards another special day
This was a time of reflection for an old man
A time to pass on wisdom to an eager ear
With time, his belonging grew; to more than just his fan
Shared lunch and degrees of hope; reason to be there
Important kid's fishing gear.
So my boy, don’t look at me as an old man
These are lines of my experience that you see
I live to tell you of my life and how to be, all that you can
In this way, in your life; you’ll become far wiser than me
In time you will see change in many unknown ways
Never forget what you learn today or about the past
Where ever this life takes you; you’ll see many happy days
And when my grandson goes fishing; his memories will last
When I shut my eyes; I see life events within a frame
Each picture shows me that I’m young and strong
Visual snapshots of my yesterdays; show time is not so tame
Time flies: Tempest Fugit; a reminder; that life is not so long
Frames of life in a blink.
People are like the stars.
There are many frames you have yet to see
You know, lines will form on your face as well
A montage of times like this and those yet to be
Lines will show your grandson the stories you can tell
Now, are you going to catch that fish biting on your bait
Or just give him a free feed to help him grow
Granddad, I remember you taught me how to wait
You’re funny Granddad; I’m listening don’t you know
You know son, I’ve seen a lot of hatred in my years
It’s caused by not understanding our fellow man
People are like the stars; all have hopes and fears
So try to understand people; make it part of your life plan
I’m sorry son, I talk too much; I should be quiet when we fish
No Granddad I like to listen too much, don’t you know
That way I hear the birds, saying all the things they wish
Granddad I know from the clouds, if the wind is going to blow
Look the gannets are fishing too; diving from the sky
They have good eyesight to see the fish far below
Skimming just above the waves; amazing how they fly
Too few special days like this; where do our years go
So when you take your grandson down to the sea
Son, make sure you share special days, just like we do
Your furrowed brow he’ll ask of; you tell him it came from me
Tell him we’ve shared hope and give him; the love I have of you.
© Copyright 2009 - 2012 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved.
Passing on from old to new. - Life.
Take the time to take time.
Sadly in western culture we have lost the true purpose and meaning of having elderly family members. In this respect, we have also done an injustice to those, whom without, we would not have gained this precious thing we call life. So often the elderly have lost the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and wisdom, to the newer members of a family. In that way, the most important family history and it's relevance, is also lost. We are poorer for the loss.
We forget that one day, we too will reach the sunset of our lives. For many reasons, many tend to not see how quickly our children grow and our grandparents leave us. So many cultures understand and support those special relationships between the young and old. In that way, wisdom is preserved and developed.
Stand back and watch, what happens when those two generations spend time together. If you are unfortunate in not having access to the wisdom of the elderly in your life; then take the time to learn from an elderly person, who has no family. The first lesson you will learn is; that you can never listen too much. You may also find that you have helped another person to complete a life circle that they may never have achieved, without you. I hope that you have enjoyed Life Circles: Poems of Hope: About Fishing for Time. Below are links to more works in the Life Circles series. Enjoy.
© Copyright 2009 - 2012 Pearldiver nzpol with all rights reserved.
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