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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I agree with your poem. Children give us hope and energy to be a live. I like the photo. Thank you for the outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Yes, this is wonderful poetry and it is a gentle reminder as Leslie stated more eloquently than I will that we learn from our children. There is always that moving forward and reaching back that makes the family strong.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen is a fine writer, both pf prose and poetry. I remember very well his excellent autobiographical work
about his Jewish background, which I found fascinating. This is an excellent poem, finely weighted with the short phrases bewteen the verses, and the content true ; I know, it is very true that adults and children teach each other in a family circle..

Posted 4 Years Ago


Hey, Allen. I really like this one. Something inspirational.

I love the last two stanzas which are the strongest part of the poem:
"We begin to
change in
order
to realize the
hopes
and dreams of
the next generation


for them
and
for us…"

Yes, we have to be good because the world that we are building is not only for us but also for them, the next generation.

A brilliant piece!

Posted 4 Years Ago


coexist...on your computer...hang on to my hand while I fall into the eye roll position......and......we're back. Okay. That little child is the most adorable...oh wait...did you write something? Ah. Not so much. Thanks for the friend request but I respectfully decline. Unless...you f**k with my work first. Thems the rules, kid...

;-)

-kimmer

Posted 4 Years Ago


truly beautiful
children are everything life should be
enjoyable words my friend
lovely picture- I like the fact that the adult (wink wink) is wearing the kids favorite head phones version- ear buds and the little one is wearing the well let us call em puffy ones*)
thank you fine sir...nice to see ya*)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is an eye opener! Watching my son register for college these last two days has been so hard for me. I think I have bitten my tongue in two. He sees my pain and has offered comfort in a grin, an 'ahhh, mom' and a hug or thirty. Beautiful work, beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing, Allen. Good to see you writing, man! Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Beautiful work ! that photo is adorable ( :

Posted 4 Years Ago


Wow. A splendid read and write. Words of truth and wisdom.
"
for them

and for us …



We begin to

change in

order

to realize the

hopes

and dreams of

the next generation"




Posted 4 Years Ago



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Allen Smuckler

Sarasota, FL



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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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