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Going back To School Poem

on Sat, 10/08/2013 - 00:40

A Back To School Poem 
because saying goodbye is not always easy....

Time is passing by quick. And so did this summer. I know many of your children soon, or maybe they already did, will (re) start school again. Seeing my child grow up so fast sometimes makes me wonder where times stays. From time to time it also makes me sad, knowing that she will choose her own way. She already had to go her own way caused by separation, read about how we dealt with that on Childhood101.

This POEM is my absolute favorite of all times, because it made me a better parent. 
I wish a happy travelling to all of your children and a hug for you mom or dad ♥


Poem from Kahlil Gibran* about Children

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 was a Lebanese American artist, poet and a writer.


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