The best for them

Copyright Marie Kléber

We may want for
Our kids
The best

We may want for
Our Kids
To erase
All our wrong choices

We may want for
Our kids
Better jobs
And greater dreams

But we can’t make them be
Who they are not

We can’t make them change
So they can fit
In the perfect picture
We built
To keep us sane

We can’t ask them to be
Before our world collapsed
Because of our regrets

We can only wish
For them
To find their truth

12 thoughts on “The best for them

  1. balroop2013 September 5, 2019 / 3:53 am

    I agree with you Marie, each child has his own individuality, which needs to be respected, admired and nurtured. Our role is to give them the best and let them bloom.

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  2. lisa thomson-author and divorce resource September 7, 2019 / 7:22 am

    Yes, so true. It’s easy to forget that we need to encourage them to make their own mistakes and choices. Instead of making them something they’re not because of our own history. Beautiful poem, Marie! I so admire your talent with words.


    • Latmospherique September 10, 2019 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa.
      Never easy to find the balance between what we want and who they are.
      But trully we need to encourage and support them. Yes.
      Take care


  3. September 17, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    That is so true!


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