open letter to my son(s)

Dearest Son,

you will find in
this sad world
people who live
aimlessly and by
default become

surprisingly foolish
selfishly apathetic
faithlessly perverse
dishonestly lazy
bitterly violent

but you, quiet your heart
consider your footsteps
hold fast to the truth
choose to be different
be blessed by joy

shine!

all my love & prayers,
Mom

” I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

( I John 1:4 )

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Desmond, Anthony (@iamEPanthony)
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 16:36:14

    wonderful words to give… I especially liked,

    but you, quiet your heart
    consider your footsteps
    hold fast to the truth
    choose to be different
    be blessed by joy

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  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 07:15:37

    Wonderful words here.. Reminds me of a well-known poem written to an imaginary daughter by Anna-Maria Lenngren that I read at school.

    Reply

  3. vbholmes
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 04:38:03

    It is, indeed, a comfort to know your children walk in truth.

    Reply

  4. claudia
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 02:42:58

    it is a joy when our kids walk a good way and have an honest heart..

    Reply

  5. Bryan Ens
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 23:04:27

    This, Lynn, is gorgeous. I can only hope and pray the same for my sons…that they will be different and truly shine!!

    Reply

  6. Grace
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 12:47:43

    I like the mother’s letter, full of love and faith for the sons ~

    Reply

  7. Mary
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 12:02:27

    Great advice. It sounds like a poem to give to a son for a graduation perhaps?

    Reply

  8. gailatthefarm
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 11:47:25

    Absolutely wonderful and true!

    Thanks for visiting.

    Reply

  9. Gabriella
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 11:39:46

    I like the way you have use adverbs repeatedly to make your point about a certain category of people. Are you going to share your poem with your son?

    Reply

  10. writerwannabe763
    Apr 11, 2015 @ 11:13:36

    “a mother’s heart’ expressed with such love… Diane

    Reply

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