How Important We Are

March 15, 2011
By skyblue95 PLATINUM, Bear, Delaware
skyblue95 PLATINUM, Bear, Delaware
35 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am paraphrasing, of course. "My only fear is that when they are turned to loving they will find we are turned to hating." -Reverand Msimangu, Cry, The Beloved Country (a book by Alan Paton)


Hands.
Have you ever thought what hands give us?
They give us a mother’s comfort,
A father’s discipline,
A grandmother’s sorrow,
A grandfather’s wisdom,
A lover’s touch.

Eyes.
Have you ever thought what eyes give us?
They give us a mother’s protection,
A father’s expression,
A grandmother’s love,
A grandfather’s character,
A lover’s life.

Lips.
Have you ever thought what lips give us?
They give us a mother’s soft voice,
A father’s harsh yell,
A grandmother’s everlasting stories,
A grandfather’s tales,
A lover’s sweet kiss.

Why then, do we abuse these things?
Why do we only use our hands to touch?
Why do we only use our eyes to look?
Why do we only use our lips to talk?

Don’t just touch, feel.
Don’t just look, see.
Don’t just talk, say something.

Realize how important you are.


The author's comments:
I was just looking down at my hands and suddenly realized how many things I touch every day, how many things I look at every day, how many words I say every day. I hope you like it.

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on Aug. 23 2011 at 12:05 am
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

This is pretty good, but I have to say it's unfair to say "a father's harsh yell," because just because he's a man doesn't mean he's harsh. My dad is very, very kind, and has only yelled really horrid once, and most likely never will again.

on Aug. 23 2011 at 12:02 am
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
4 articles 5 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

This is pretty good. But just to say, it's unfair to say  "a father's harsh yell" because my dad is very kind, and never yells harshly.

on Jul. 22 2011 at 1:53 pm
skyblue95 PLATINUM, Bear, Delaware
35 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am paraphrasing, of course. "My only fear is that when they are turned to loving they will find we are turned to hating." -Reverand Msimangu, Cry, The Beloved Country (a book by Alan Paton)

Thanks :) I tried my best.

JustineD said...
on Jul. 9 2011 at 11:20 am
JustineD, Seattle, Washington
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This is written in such a direct way, and it leaves an impact on one once they leave. Especially the last stanza, which is my personal favorite out of the entire poem. :) Good job. ^.^


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