CXXXVIII.01. teach the children

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CXXXVIII.01. teach the children

Postby allenitz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:52 am

heard Graham Nash sing (acoustic) on the radio music show, eTown. it was an emotional journey for me, memories of better music, better times. we are still on the road, always on the road.


I’m
glad I was alive
and listening
when poet Graham Nash
wrote

I’ll light the fire;
you put the flowers
in the vase you bought today


I would burn every poem i ever wrote
if I could write those lines
or others like them,
such a beautiful celebration of simple life
and simple love…

such a lesson
to learn
to teach
to pass on

you who are on the road
must have a code that you can live by
and so become yourself
because the past is just a good-bye.
teach your children well,
their father's hell did slowly go by,
and feed them on your dreams
the one they picks, the one you'll know by.
don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
so just look at them and sigh
and know they love you.


my child is grown now

I hope he was listening;
I hope he’s listening
now…
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Re: CXXXVIII.01. teach the children

Postby WayneS » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:15 am

Thanks for reminding me of this song/poem. I don't know if those were better times, but this song was clearly central to the sound track that helped get me through it.

And now that my son, too, is grown....

I hope he was listening;
I hope he’s listening
now…

That's all we can hope for.

don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
so just look at them and sigh
and know they love you.



Wayne

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Re: CXXXVIII.01. teach the children

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 am

Children do learn from adults. Good and bad. Adults learn also.

Sometimes it is the life lesson of honesty, sometimes (as in Wayne's post) it is how if you do the right thing all you get is bit.

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Re: CXXXVIII.01. teach the children

Postby hawkseye » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm

I have this reaction, Allen -- or a similar one -- to a few of the songs from that era that spoke of life in ways that seem lost at present

Nash was a good poet, I agree
as were others

and this poem pays fine tribute to that --

I think there are still many families able to instill this code of life in their children -- comes by way of how we live more than by what we say -- and thus there are many, too, who live what they see and what they see isn't the best...

-judy


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