Robert Melliard

(20 - 5 - 1953 / Georgetown)

Our Children Grow Away


Bit by bit, our children grow away...

They're only partly like us from the start:
their genes have formed new combinations
like kaleidoscopes when shaken.

And then we slowly bring them up
in what we hope is an enlightened way,
trying not to make mistakes our parents made,
but making new ones, unavoidably.
Who ever does a course in parenthood?

At school the teachers who they listen to,
and friends they make, are unknown quantities;
their lives are shifted by such tricks of fate.

So it's not surprising - simply sad -
to watch then grow away.

Submitted: Monday, June 09, 2014

Topic(s): children


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Our Children Grow Away by Robert Melliard )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. A Lover's Complaint, William Shakespeare
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]