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Children and Life

Another excellent article about Myspace here by Tom Foremski with a copy of this delightful poem, which I found very appealing as a father of three great kids.

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.”

from Lebanese writer K. Gibran

Reader Comments

  1. This is so very true. I can’t bear the thought of my little men leaving home one day, not wanting mum around any more. But I guess I will have done my job by then, it’s true, we only have them on loan.

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