Thursday, 8 October 2015

TICKET FOR LIFE BY WANDA OLESON - CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY DAY

TICKET FOR LIFE BY WANDA OLESON - CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY DAY

 
 
 
 
National Poetry day falls on the 8th October this year and will be widely celebrated across the UK. My daughter has been learning a poem to read out at the school assembly along with the rest of her class. So I've picked out a little poem that I feel perfectly describes being a parent.
 
 

Ticket for life - By Wanda Oleson

 
 
Bandage scraped knees. Kiss away fears.
Watch their heartbreak and dry their tears.
Teach them to know what's right and what's wrong.
Show them how to be gentle and when to be strong.
Tell them you love them, and then let it show.
That's the easiest part of helping them grow.
There needs to be discipline, but don't over do it.
Praise and encouragement strengthens their spirit.
Show them respect for their feelings and thoughts.
They should know their important, self worth can't be bought.
Show them some patience and always be kind.
Developing minds make mistakes time to time.
Teach them to be the best they can be.
When they're happy within,
WHAT A RIDE LIFE CAN BE
 
Have you celebrated National Poetry day?

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