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Parent Or Child, Who Runs The Show?Poetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
Who is running this show?
(CLEVELAND) - In Luke Easter's latest poem, we see how problems our children experience are often our own problems that we hand down to them.
It is hard to face, but parents need to raise their level of awareness for the benefit of all.
It truly is hard to hold a child to blame when they are not who buys the family groceries, or establishes the rules that regulate what the do and do not eat and drink.
They depend on parents to do the right thing, the parent is all the child has aside from family friends and siblings, etc.
It is food, it is discipline, it is understand the 'Phenomonah of the Mirrors' as outlined by Author Dorothy Corkille Briggs in the college textbook: Your Child's Self Esteem.
Children benefit from what we sometimes call hard love and for some it is difficult to understand that enforcing rules with consistency is the very best possible thing they can do.
Parent Or Child, Who Runs The Show?
In church one day a woman stood up and prayed,
This child is only 11, on junk and sodas she will feast,
At a church cookout she was constantly stuffing her face,
Now comes the difficult part that many are trying to get,
There are two people in this story, mother and child,
A few weeks ago this kid slept during service in a pew,
And should anyone dare say a single discouraging word,
Many people say speak what lifts up, never tearing down,
It’s time to take the gloves off and stop putting honey on crap,
Had a friend whose very expensive computer was always down,
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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