Poet's corner: Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the Memories

 

Bill Lowe, Sterling


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I’m happy for my childhood days,

and the lessons my parents taught.

“Pursue moral and ethical pathways;

Don’t follow those which are not.”

 

Their words were quite profound:

“Play fair; give life all you’ve got;

do your best the first time ‘round;

don’t expect to see a second shot.”

 

“Don’t live behind an artificial smile,

pretending you’ll never get caught;

a fabricated, make-believe lifestyle,

only makes you feel more distraught.”

 

“Forget about self-centered dreams,

that give others neglected thought;

don’t attempt self-righteous schemes

leaving your stomach tied in a knot.”

 

I so value their respectable training;

life’s early lessons I’ve never forgot.

They’re principals I’m still retaining,

and memories of an occasional swat.

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