What Guidance is to Me

What Guidance is to Me

A Poem by Gionelly Kiss

Our parents always want what's best for us, but is it really what we want?


Guidance is…

Not a lighthouse guiding me from the wreck

But the bumpy ride of life upon the island of hope;


Guidance is…

Not your loving gaze as you define success

But the foundation prepared for my failure;


Guidance is…

Not the guard rails you raise to guide me

But the thrill of tripping and getting up again;


Coloring around the lines

And laughing at your tears;

Writing on the walls

And screaming at my fears;

Drawing out my dreams

And whispering the truth;


Listening to your pride

And joy at my attempts;


That to me is

Guidance, enough.

© 2010 Gionelly Kiss

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Very agreeable. Guidance is definitely not controlling, it's more like the presence. I love the thought presented here. Your definition of guidance is almost synonymous to freedom. It's just so true.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 8 Years Ago

Whoa very true, I like it.
~Smiley :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Gionelly Kiss
Gionelly Kiss

Columbus, GA

¡Hola! Soy una Boriqua que le ENCANTA escribir poemas tanto en Español, mi lengua natal, como Ingles. ¡Por favor, disfruten! Hello! I am a puertorriqueña (of Puerto Rico) .. more..