for them ... for us

for them ... for us

A Poem by Allen Smuckler





























The aura emulates from

the beautiful

children

as they look and

discover the unionized

world we

created

 

for them …

 

… and they see and grow

and develop

into who and what

we expect,

desire

and hope will come

to be

 

for them

and

for us …

 

… but the landing is

never precise or as

hard as we

imagine

it will be…

adults always worry

as children reassure

and offer comfort

 

for us …


… those precious

imaginative eyes

search the universe

for answers

and questions

we never knew to ask

 

for them …

 

… as the world

becomes more

tolerable,  acceptable

and they

teach the adults

what it means

to be honest, pure

and that all is well

 

for them

and for us …

 

We begin to

change in

order

to realize the

hopes

and dreams of

the next generation

 

for them

and

for us…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



© 2013 Allen Smuckler



Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
written: July 10, 2013
Barrington, RI
Photo: Cielo & me

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truly great insight in this piece...so often we only think in terms of "teaching our children well" (as CSN) put it...

but it is often they who teach us.

kids are so honest...imaginative, and unbiased...and sometimes unfortunately they learn the bad stuff from us, while teaching us the good stuff.

wonderful write.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I must say... this truly tugs at my heart!
You poured your heart and soul into this, and it brings tears to own heart...

"those precious

imaginative eyes

search the universe

for answers

and questions

we never knew to ask



for them …"~ It's for them, the next generation... we need to cherish them...

Lovely, heartfelt write, Allen!... sweet pic, BTW.. ~xoxo~:)


Posted 4 Years Ago


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Allen, this is a must read for everyone...

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Such wise words, Allen! Let's hope we adults can change fast enough to make certain the generations to come will live lives as bountifully supplied with the good things we have enjoyed. I enjoyed your poem very much - sincerely written and thought-provoking. Thanks.

Posted 4 Years Ago


"We begin to change in order to realize the hopes and dreams of the next generation for them and for us…"
Generations have hoped for a better world for their children....hoped their children would have an easier life and a sweeter one. This is a poem for the ages. Allen. Filled with hope and with compassion. Just wonderful. Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Thatz so sweet pic and nicely written piece Allen :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


What a terrific write! So full of hope, treasure, and trueness. So many I wish could see like this. Xo. Thanks.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Beautiful Poetry. Even better photo.. shallimarRose

Posted 4 Years Ago


This poem is an amazing write describing our lives and that of our children. Beautifully composed and rich in sincerity!

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is so beautifully written and so truthful.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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I'm a poet, a singer, a peaceful gunslinger.. looking to share my poetry..and a little bit of me...if I dare I 've been writing since I was 18.... am slightly older now, and still trying to fin.. more..

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