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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Well constructed with this write... I like the presentation of the picture... gives the reader an idea before reading the intent of the lines...

In this ever growing world of ours and the children next to take reign... they develop so much faster and experience events with a click of a button... in turn they teach us more of what we've missed in life... and do we do our part to guide them in the right direction...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Yes, your photo is lovely. I think of the verse in the Bible that says: "Except we have the faith of a child we shall not enter heaven." Your poem beautifully illustrates this my friend. Thanks

Posted 4 Years Ago


Such beautiful innocence to this, really is, much enjoyed my friend :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


spoken like the loving heart of a parent

Posted 4 Years Ago


Beautiful Allen I often wonder who learns more the children from us or we from them But it is always a beautiful ride isnt it.I smile all the time at the glow of life i know I pressed into them and they reflected back

Posted 4 Years Ago


We can only hope that they turn out better in some ways...but most often they find their own path that's different than ours. So to gage the difference between...it can not be measured. I too liked the picture. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


So well said. I love the picture as it shows the beauty and hopefulness for both the young and their elders. Xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


For they are our future, this is a nice poetical, and philosopical, educational write, with ecological aspects, for as it goes, and goes, for many years, over into each other without a stop, many rich thoughts, and development here. I think that pic is most cute, I see myself sitting reading books with my dad on that age, he a fantastic novel, me an adventures... this speaks volume.

- Elisa

Posted 4 Years Ago


the parents of young children are their world, all they know. their innocence is the canvas we paint on and through our example they will become a piece of our art. their innocence is also a lesson for us.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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Allen Smuckler

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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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