Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A to Z Challenge

A Tribute to the letter  K

Kids -  how do we define them ?
Someone said about a five year old,  "He's not a baby, he is a kid!"
Someone said about a thirteen year old,  "She's not a kid, she is a teenager."
To me the only definition of a kid or rather kids is "my children and everybody else's children." OK I took that a little too far. To me a kid is a child, from infancy to adulthood, ie twenty-one. Even that feels very uncomfortable because my mom and my grandma thought of me as a kid even when I was in my forties and had three kids. My husband thinks that that was because they never lost the instinct of motherhood. Do fathers and grandfathers get the same feelings about their grown-up kids? I wouldn't know.

Right now, I am writing about kids that are anywhere from infancy to teenage years especially those under your care.

Here are some of my feelings:

They just need your care
Don't hurt them because you hurt
That wouldn't be fair

Just let them explain
Just talk to them lovingly
Try and share their pain

They are really keen
Don't rob them of their chances
Kids are never mean

Just talk and listen
You may be saving a life
Give them attention

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Early this morning there was a very sad news report about Orange County, NY. "Horrible Tragedy in the Hudson River," they said. In the city of Newburgh less than ten miles from our town, a mother of four children drowned herself along with three of her kids. It is one of the saddest things I had to watch on television. It brings back other news flashes from across the nation. It is especially sad that those mothers had to resort to suicide/murder, why couldn't they talk to someone?


Belle said...

Kids are our most precious gift, a gift from God and our gift to the world. I like your advice on how to treat kids.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

aw... How sad for that kid who survived. He will remember such a terrifying event-for the rest of his life.

Great post... it made me think of my 21 year-old son-- I love him more than anything in the world.


Monalisa said...

yes, they should have talked to someone. here India these times, such events are getting more and more common. Mother killing her children and suiciding. I simply can't fathom what's there so much that make them kill their own children! Sometime little things are made to look horrible. They should have talked to someone. It is indeed sad.

Hope said...

so sad! I heard about that on the news today although I didn't get the details. does make you think...'why don't they talk to someone'

well written post about such a sensitive subject.

thank you for your comment and for following me. I'm glad i can share some of the different forms of poetry that i'm learning as well. I get quite a bit of information at this site

it's a great site for connecting with other poets and artists.

looking forward to reading more you
take care!

mymy said...

love your advices. so sad about the mother doing that to herself and to her kids... :(

NormalToEatPB said...

Kids :) thanks for the post kappa