for them ... for us

for them ... for us

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

The aura emulates from

the beautiful


as they look and

discover the unionized

world we



for them …


… and they see and grow

and develop

into who and what

we expect,


and hope will come

to be


for them


for us …


… but the landing is

never precise or as

hard as we


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


to realize the


and dreams of

the next generation


for them


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 5 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 5 Years Ago

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

Posted 5 Years Ago

spoken like the loving heart of a parent

Posted 5 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 5 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 can not be measured. I too liked the picture. :)

Posted 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 Years Ago

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Allen Smuckler
Allen Smuckler

Sarasota, FL

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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