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Journey of Life Part 1 of 3

Updated on December 13, 2011



When I was young, my life was full and bliss

So simple, so naive, so innocent

Everyday was full of wonders

Petty things to do and play

I fight on insignificant matters

Like who is fat, and who is thin, and who had the weirdest names

Of pets and dogs and cats and plants

I play with them all day

Sheltered then by my parents sake

I forsake most responsibilities

They fed me when I ask for food and gave me love and care

They even went to such extreme just so I can have some treats

They hope for me to grow and glow, to shine above all kids

To be the star, the one above

The brightest of them all

I run and play and meet others like me, and play with them some more

I thought of games, and joys and cheers

And things that would make me laugh

No worries, no responsibilities, and the way a child should be

Follow the right and avoid the wrong

That was the only rule


I was taught to know

To weigh and grow

To distinguish what is good or bad

The virtues of just and the honour of fair

My guardian imprints the wisdom of life

Mysterious are the things forbidden

The lure of things that is wicked

Experiments I did with things not good

Behind closed doors, behind their backs

And discover what I should not

Slowly and patiently, I gained the experience

The lures and pitfalls of life

The things that are good

The things that are evil

And the things that are black or white

My conscience decided on what i should do

The future I want is rooted on trust

The basic foundation, the guidelines of home

For father provide and mother takes care of home

For the glory of god who is good and right

I shall pattern myself and life


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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      @frogyfish - Am glad that you like my work :)

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      A realistic and beautifully spoken truth...and I especially loved the sunset picture too!

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      @alocsin - Thanks for the vote up alocsin. :)

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Nice words about growing up and developing a sense of values. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      @jeyaramd - We need to have a strong values based in order to face future challenges. Our parent protect us as long as they can for us to develop it.

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      jeyaramd 6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Life is definitely beautiful when we sheltered from harms way. Our parents protect us from hardships. Some day we shall have to face our own battles. It is important then that they had taught you well. Great poem about parents.

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      @gjfalcone Thanks :D

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona


      "Taught to know to weigh and grow"


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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      @rochelj and @brittanytodd Thank you for your kind words. I am still practicing :)

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      rochelj 6 years ago from USA

      This is a beautiful poem

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      Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      Beautiful! I can't wait to read the next part.

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      @inthenickoftime77 Thank you for you kind words. Yes, I like to believe they did :p and yes you are correct that is what we all strive for. Their hope and now mind that I can imprint my wisdom to my own son.

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      inthenickoftime77 6 years ago from New Zealand, aka: Aotearoa, aka: The Land Of The Long White Cloud

      cebutouristspot Actually, that is really lovely. After all, isn't that what we all hope to strive for , for our kids & ourselves

      Love & Honesty, Trust & obviously your Parents have done you proud