Archive for May, 2008

May 29, 2008

Kahlil Gibran On Children – one of my favorites

On Children
Kahlil Gibran

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.

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May 11, 2008

This woman I know,
She has an impending death sentence
But come what may, she’s livin’
Her heart and soul she’s givin’
And every day she’s tryin’
To forget to remember that she’s dyin’
But it’s always in her face
And she knows she’s losin’ the race
Against time. In her prime. Life. On the line.

Not ready to die
Not ready to say goodbye
Not ready to watch others cry
Over her grave as she lies
Dead. A statistic.

She thinks to herself
As her lonely grave fills
And out of six feet under, the fresh dirt spills
She was sick of being ill
sick of poppin’ pills,
And she was losing her will
To live. Each day.

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