Black Poetry : Footprints of the Heart

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "to understand a parent
    you must first become one"

    I never believed that~
    I thought being a parent was a path
    you made for yourself~
    you didn't walk in anothers footsteps

    but you do

    and the footsteps are familiar

    they have the same ability
    to annoy you
    seem unfair to you
    control you
    remind you

    it all comes full circle
    never-ending
    remaining unbroken

    now I place my feet
    in my mothers footprints
    and am not suprised to find
    they match perfectly

    and I see my children walking in mine

    only now I know the importance
    of all the rules
    the questions
    the demanding of answers
    the guidelines
    and the comfort of walking~
    in my mothers footprints

    and I know I have to be patient
    and wait for each of them to realise
    that the footprints I leave along the path
    were walked for a reason
    and with love

    and just like me
    with my mother before me
    they will realise the importance of each step

    and know it was imprinted
    in the path of their life
    from the heart of their mother

    (c) nfn 2001
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    sharing wisdom...

    even when it's not appreciated, is the roll of a parent--especially, a mother. as a parent, i've found so many things i claimed i'd never do--as a child--i've done...and was proud of how i did them. as we grow, we realize the wisdom our parents imparted...and want to impart that onto our own kids.

    keep teaching...there are many listening eyes out here.
     
  3. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i love this piece....

    simply love it! this is the wisdom that life affords us when we've been molded and shaped by the hands of love.

    awesome!

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I simply agree

    lovin it how u spread wisdom down like life
    coz we all walked the steps of our parents
    we do pass it down the road of life to our own
    gurl u most def on target and correct........
    beautifully written of self expression:heart: :kiss:
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    baller...thank you for you comments..they are so true...as well I'd have to say we also have to remember that we were once that age too, and judge accordingly..everything in life is a learning experience, and some learn harder than others...

    A..thank you from my heart...it all comes down to love doesn't it..

    Rich...I just wish my mama could see me as a mother now..then she'd know that I really did listen...

    K
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kitana,

    It is beautiful pieces such as this, I miss. Thank you.:)

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  7. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a very beautiful piece. Thank you.

    BE
     
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