Elders wisdom they wish to share

Often more than children can bare

Valuable words and not too fancy

Fall on ears of those too antsy

But lessons learnt not a total waste

Mind tools emerge as a copy/paste




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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin



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  14 comments for “Reflection

  1. 01/13/2017 at 1:25 pm

    Very good! I have witnessed this in my own kids. Of course, I ALWAYS listened to my parents 🙂

    • 01/13/2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments. Yeah, me too – right!

  2. 01/13/2017 at 1:25 pm

    so then as before
    we learn
    we spurn
    rose glasses
    produce the fallacies

    • 01/14/2017 at 12:25 pm

      Excellent addition. Thank you!

  3. 01/13/2017 at 4:07 pm

    Very thoughtful!

    • 01/14/2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you.

  4. 01/13/2017 at 11:32 pm

    So very true. We have so much to share.. they just don’t recognize wisdom when they hear it … ha! Diane

    • 01/14/2017 at 11:51 am

      I love your comment, Diane. Thank you.

  5. 01/15/2017 at 3:41 pm

    Very clever in the manner in which it covers the subject. “The wisdom of the elders” hasn’t been embraced for a long long time now. Sad but true. “Cut and paste” mind tools emerging later in life has certainly been true in my own life!
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • 01/15/2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you, Madelyn. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  6. 01/16/2017 at 10:16 pm

    I find it amazing that I now appreciate all the drumming of wisdom my parents did – I sure didn’t back then. Now with my children, we’ll just have to wait and see. Good poem

    • 01/16/2017 at 10:37 pm

      Yes, I think as we get older we are more in tune with the reasons why we were told what to do and what not to do. Things my parents told me make sense now. I think it comes with maturity.

  7. 01/17/2017 at 5:21 pm

    Great idea!

    • 01/18/2017 at 10:03 am

      Thank you.

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