22 September 2015

Bless the Child


Love that exact moment
young ones decide
just what to speak about
and how and then
lean in to their paper,
tablets, laptops
or audience and Pop!
achieve and move
the world.  

It’s like that when
clouds burst and rain bestows 
its blessings on the ground,
when buds inch open
showing color
and allowing scents
to penetrate
our consciousness.  

We see then everything 
one generation gives another:
chances, choices,
knowledge, power.



For Mary's  Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Choice

Copyright © 2015  S.L.Chast




25 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Uplifting and inspiring - and comforting that we elders have given them something! Love this!

Gail said...

To share your knowledge with a receptive child is a wonderful gift for both.

Loved this poem.

Mary said...

Ah yes. we do need to give the next generation power. I try with my grandchildren when I work with them on schoolwork two nights a week after school. I see now so much has paid off with grandson, and I'm working now seriously with granddaughter. It is very rewarding to see the human mind gain knowledge & power. These young minds determine our future after all! We must lean into them as they learn.

X said...

Helping those students find that voice is a high calling.
What greater gift could we give than to give them a voice.
Teach them to speak in words and writing. Empower them
to change the world.

And yeah, to see them find their passion - its a beautiful
sight.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A lovely poem of blessing! May we always be empowered to make wise choices.

Sumana Roy said...

aw...bless the child indeed...so very uplifting lines...the last stanza is so caring and full of love....

Old Egg said...

I can remember when our older daughter said one day about her little sister in admiration of her development "She is just like a real human being". Your beautiful poem reminds me so much of that and a happy farewell to Shakespeare's "mewling and puking child"

Panchali said...

"It’s like that when
clouds burst and rain bestows
its blessings on the ground,
when buds inch open
showing color
and allowing scents
to penetrate
our consciousness. "
Ah, you sum up my thoughts so graciously. It is inevitable the new generation will eventually take control, so why not give them the responsibility at the right time.
Inspiring poem. Beautiful..as always! Hope you are doing well. Susan.

Sreeja said...

yes....loved the first stanza...it is lively .....

Anonymous said...

fast paced and snappy - with a surprising denouement

Amrit Sinha said...

This is beautiful and lovely ... the last stanza is my favourite :-)

Torie said...

Very inspiring words, Susan!! Loved this :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, how I hope our generation has something good and right and true to bequeath to the next!

De Jackson said...

Oooooo. LOVE the raincloud analogy.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so grateful for the things I learned as a child. To pass them on to the youngest generation is to bestow a blessing, on them and on me.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

It’s like that when
clouds burst and rain bestows
its blessings on the ground

Such beautiful lines here.. so true that generations have a lot to exchange in terms of choice & knowledge :D
Beautifully executed!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Gillena Cox said...

Sustainability is letting our next generations be a part of the the process of choosing

Much love...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I feel the opening of oneself so strongly here Susan--and it feels great!

Hannah said...

So much to agree with here, such wisdom poetically given...great work, Susan here and in the teaching years! :)

Myrna R. said...

It is a blessing to listen to the young ones, to allow their choices to be heard. Lots of wisdom in your words Susan, and so tenderly expressed.

rallentanda said...

Beautiful poem...buds open and scent still penetrates our consciousness till we drop off our perch ( that is if we are lucky:)

Jae Rose said...

We certainly can learn a lot from those younger than ourselves - the spontaneity and optimism that hopefully won't be kicked out of them too much by the world (thankfully they still leave a little room for us oldies to hit the internet too!)

humbird said...

Yes, we need this refreshment from young generation, what to speak about and what color to power up....it's good when both: young and old generations are open to exchange the taste of life....

Gen Giggles said...

Having the opportunities that our parents gave us is amazing.

Intelliblog said...

One of the great joys of being a thinking, feeling human being is the power to give others the right of choice... Well-aid, Susan!