Not Fear

poetic2984 By poetic2984, 29th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Fear is often employed by parents when they want children to obey their biddings

Not Fear

As a growing lad I sometimes found little on bother
In disobeying an order given to me by my mother
One like when she forbade me from going to the sea
You can be that in time that is the very place I will be

But believe me it was very hard to resist its invitation
Living so close it beautiful waters were always in my line of vision
Perhaps too if I had always obeyed and kept myself in
Then I may not at that time be able to swim

We all understand that as mother she would always care
But sometimes is it wise to get a message over using fear
So instead of saying when you go try to be careful my son
Not “do not go into the sea, if you do you will drown.”

But not matter what, my spirit of adventure which is part of my nature
So as my swimming got better and stronger, I even venture further
In time added diving, fishing and riding those wave at surfing too
Enjoying those outdoor moment, not sitting around like what today’s do

But in contrast my older brother acceded to here talk of fear
He would sometimes come to the shore by never dare
Would report my disobedience, but up to the moment as I wrote
He cannot in water float or for that matter execute a single swimmer’s stroke

Parents it’s you duty to love, care as well as prepare
Your children for life but do not make it uncomfortable with fear
Show the options, outcomes even consequences, whatever may be possible
Even introduce measures of safety to apply when they are applicable


Fear, Prepare, Sea, Suitable, Swim

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author avatar poetic2984
Positive, realistic, My area is mainly poetry.Like to think that my poetry generates some food for thought, and some inspiration.I like to walk, read, think and enjoy the beauty in others as well as that of the surroundings. I work in the Health Indu...(more)

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author avatar Socrates Pondiferous
29th Feb 2012 (#)

Always encourage, show the possibilities

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Fear can so often hold children back..Caution is good but becareful the fears you instil in your children. A great poem with your usual clever insight..This is indeed a life lesson.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Poetic. Well told with good advice.

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