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Poem: "Walking and Talking" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Walking and Talking"

Today's freebie poem was inspired by flutterbychild but also several folks who talked about children and parents and various sorts of learning/teaching/sharing.


Walking and Talking


Lead by example; be kind in your speech,
Gentle with children who talk each to each.

Teach what you do as you do it all day;
Children learn more what you do than you say.

Say what you think, for the truth's a good creed --
Gently if possible, firmly at need.

Don't talk your walk; words are easy to say.
Steps are what get you to Point B from A.

Step to the music and dance on the bars.
Stand on your principles; reach for the stars.

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janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: May 11th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like this one.

My only small quibble would be with "Say what you think, for the truth's a good creed" because people think and believe all manner of things that are provably not true.
flutterbychild From: flutterbychild Date: May 11th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see what you are saying, but expressing opinions, regardless of how little they are based in fact, can sometimes help others see that they aren't based in facts and perhaps seek the facts that will help them reevaluate their opinions.
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: May 11th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is, ah, true. :-)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 12th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

This is a good point too!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 12th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Well...

That's why "truth" is in there, subtly implying that one shouldn't say (or think) things that are not true, although of course sometimes people do that.
From: iamtheelfinpoet Date: May 12th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this one. It truly moves me.

Thanks for sharing!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 15th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear that.
eseme From: eseme Date: May 13th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that last line!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 13th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I had fun with it.
filkferengi From: filkferengi Date: May 14th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fun!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 14th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm happy to hear it.
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