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Posted by: Jennifer (---.169.119.112.ts46v-11.ftwrth.tx.charter.com)
Date: February 07, 2004 09:59PM

I am looking for a poem to send to my 26 year old son for his birthday.
I am very proud of his accomplishments.... some of my choices in life he will never understand. My love for him knows no bounds. Any ideas?


Re: poem suggestion
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: February 08, 2004 02:23PM

If, by Rudyard Kipling

Les


Re: poem suggestion
Posted by: rikki (---.mas.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 08, 2004 04:47PM

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so he loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931

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There is nothing more thrilling in this world,
I think, than having a child that is yours,
and yet is a mysterious stranger.

Agatha Christie.


Re: poem suggestion
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: February 09, 2004 12:24PM



Here's my suggestions:



Dear (name),

I am very proud of your accomplishments.

I realize that some of my choices in life you will never understand.

My love for you knows no bounds.

Mom


Re: poem suggestion
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: February 10, 2004 04:28PM

(I'm serious about that. I'd love to receive that one, frankly.)




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