Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

                                                                                    Attribution: Alexander Houghton
Image: Courtesy of MLMM (here)

The 8 of 10 given words:
small children kiss two crowd hour slips learn

Untold joy in having small children around
Always the urge to catch one to kiss and hug
Like twinkling stars of the night ever present
Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

Get two together they readily communicate
In a crowd they'll bring the house down
Boisterous and noisy they sometimes irritate
Expected of them and not to be frowned upon

They throw tantrums in their hour of need
Minders smack to instill discipline of emotions
In reality a child of whatever bids often slips
The minders are the ones to learn compassion

For Vinay's A Prompt Each Day Prompt #31
Neeraj's at MLMM's Photo Challenge #67 - see-saw
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

22 comments:

  1. And that's why I don't have kids...

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    1. You'll love them Alex! How are you to have grandees without having kids!

      Hank

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  2. This is such a beautiful and heartwarming poem :D Loved these lines:

    Like twinkling stars of the night ever present
    Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged

    Beautifully penned :D
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    PS: Thank you so much for stopping by and for giving me such huge compliment! It was very sweet of you :D

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  3. I love the title....and the message of kindness to children.

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  4. Nice on the kids, Hank. I can tell that you've been there.
    I like your "Like twinkling stars of the night ever present Shrieks and shouts are music unplugged". And they are always soooo very happy doing it.
    ..

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  5. Oh sounds a wonderful reason to have kids,

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  6. This reminded me of my mom's reaction to me and my brother. lovely take

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  7. Just cats at my sea, they don't get mouthy and throw a tantrum lol

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  8. This really embodies the wild sweet innocence of children. Makes me want to go our and find one to kiss or tickle.

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  9. I love this, Hank. I have two sweet grandsons. They fill my heart. Wonderful blessings.

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  10. How wonderful to interpret the cries of children as music rather than nuisance, as so many do.

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  11. A celebration of childhood that shows true love all through. Enjoyed it, Hank.

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  12. To have children or to not have children? I'll stick t teaching them I think!

    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

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  13. I sometimes wish I never had kids, but love them comewhat may.
    Great verse
    Yvonne.

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  14. I especially like the last stanza--painful truth written there.

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  15. Lovely in all their manifestations ... and they teach us so much indeed ... Bastet

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  16. I really liked the comparison of children to twinkling stars--so joyful.

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  17. Learn compassion faster, no smacking!

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  18. Children can teach us so many things

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  19. Children hold many joys :) And the best thing is that they're willing to share them.

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