Monday, April 29, 2013

youth

the young don't know nor care to see the depth of life before them
they cling to fun and paths of freedom and still they know it's coming

they can't define the road of youth, it's all been done before
they chase and hide and say they won't but who can tell them the truth

their youth of today is holding them down and it really is better than vision
for all of our warnings will go unheeded and rightly they should

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful words. I think it's on purpose that youth does not look to the future. If they did they might shut it down. :) Youth that is.

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  2. So true. I look at my young kids and envy their ability to just live each day with no worry for tomorrow.

    Have a great Monday!

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    1. oh i know, it's remarkable isn't it--thanks dana, you too :)

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  3. I read something once that said the key to life is viewing the world as though the eyes of a curious 6-year-old...how true is that!?

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    1. that is an excellent way to look at life--if only we still could!

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  4. Short and succinct. We probably didn't listen either. Youth must find their own way to become independent. We learn from what we do and observe, not from what we are told by others.

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    1. that's exactly what i was saying, thanks d.g.:)

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  5. I guess that's our job as adults and parents, to help instill in them an importance of working toward the future. My parents and other adults did that for me. I wasn't cowed by what I saw coming, but invigorated about the challenges ahead. I couldn't wait to take the world by storm. Funny how we change with experience, eh?

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    1. yes it is crystal---and how wonderful if we still feel "invigorated" by the future!!

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  6. Wonderful words and they are beautifully written. I enjoyed this piece and if is speaks the truth of our youth today.

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  7. If only I would've read this thirty years ago. This is something we all can relate to, and it's very eloquently written!

    Julie

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  8. Maybe this is why I like having kids so much. I can sometimes look at the world through their eyes, bringing me back to my own youth. Carefree and lively. Those were the days...

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    1. there is nothing like, catching life through the eyes of our children--thanks theresa :)

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  9. I tried very hard to teach my kids to plan for the future. It didn't work. While they are still young, they ARE adults, with no plan for the future and nothing to fall back on. *sigh

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    1. i think most of us do the best we can do and still take that same sigh, ms.a---still praying for your son<3

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  10. I love this piece. My kiddo is an adult now and I think I tried to remember (although rarely succeeded) that he needed to make his own mistakes. Never easy to stand and watch but important none the less. You said it all so beautifully. THanks, Lynn.

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    1. yes, one of the hardest things we will do, thank you zoe :)

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  11. Very true words spoken here today!

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    1. there is some truth--thank you susan:)

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  12. Every now and then I get a glimpse of the world as I once saw it, thru the hopefulness of my young adult daughters.

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  13. But how I miss being younger and full of energy and able to give so much more. (I actually teared up as I wrote this)

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  14. I guess you're saying some things kids have to learn the hard way.

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  15. Such a heart warming piece. In truth we'd do everything to protect our children from making mistakes, and we would be hurting them a lot more.

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    1. we would so want to protect them--thank you georgina :)

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  16. Indeed it is a difficult balance between cautioning too much that we could stunt their own learning by experience. But I've also come to realize that as parent we ourselves continuously learn from our children. Brave subject, Lynn.

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