Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

Give Your Child A Heart.


Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
Give your child a heart.
Heart that makes them kind
Oh, Mother, heart that rules the mind.

Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
Give your child a heart.
Heart that makes them wise
Oh, Mother, heart that fights the vice.

Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
Give your child a heart.
Heart that tells them to care
Oh, Mother, heart that tells them to share.

Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
Give your child a heart.
Heart that nourishes the hurt
Oh, Mother, heart that consoles the heart.






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Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2008
Edited: Saturday, May 17, 2014

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:53:00 AM)

    In poetical sense heart the centre of thoughts though in science the thing is different. Here the poet writes about heart and it is beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • surya . (6/7/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    really wonderfull thoughts.
    'Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
    Give your child a heart.
    Heart that tells them to care
    Oh, Mother, heart that tells them to share.'
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Caterpillar MC (10/8/2008 12:52:00 PM)

    Its beautiful how you have written a very nice poem using the simplest of words. The message sinks into heart. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/2/2008 11:14:00 AM)

    'Give your child a heart, Oh, Mother
    Give your child a heart.
    Heart that nourishes the hurt
    Oh, Mother, heart that consoles the heart.'

    So lovely, so touchy!
    10. (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (7/23/2008 9:50:00 PM)

    'child is the father of the man'...thus is the poetic saying...mother is the real father of the child, i find in these lines...good sensible write 10 (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (7/19/2008 3:19:00 AM)

    a heartfelt appeal. Virtuous children are the key to a bright future (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (7/17/2008 3:13:00 AM)

    this is so touching, the title says it all. compassion and love for fellow beings are fast disappearing. timely message (Report) Reply

  • Inbar A (6/22/2008 1:26:00 AM)

    I really liked that one! It's beutifully written, it's rhythm makes the poen easy to be read, and it has a sweet message. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (6/15/2008 12:52:00 AM)

    You have poured out your heart in simple words and with a sweet message. Perfect in rhyme and rhythm. It music is appealing. Last two lines can be improved upon little for the proper use of the article (the hurt) . (Report) Reply

  • Susan Jarvis (6/14/2008 12:04:00 PM)

    An uplifting poem with a beautiful message. It reminds me of the saying: 'Mothers hold their childrens hands for a while, but their hearts forever'. S :) (Report) Reply

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