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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)

TITLE: LEAD YOUR CHILDREN IN THE RIGHT PATH
By Verna Mull
07/18/09


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What is happening to our children,
The adolescents and many teens?
It seems their lives are wasting away.
Can you tell me what all of this means?

Could it be that we, as their parents,
Are failing them, and losing their trust?
Do they grow up without the answers,
Which, in this failing world, is a must?

They donít grasp the results of actions,
This ruins their lives in a moment;
Yielding to momentary pleasures,
Instead of Christís love and atonement.

Oh yes, thereís so much for them to face.
Their minds arenít developed, to be wise.
Satan dangles all the world offers,
That is a fleeting pleasureís disguise!

Train them to choose lasting fulfillment,
Above all of lifeís passing pleasures.
If we desire to be a true friend,
It often takes unpleasant measures.

A parentís true, lasting, fulfillment,
Comes only when they are fully grown.
Thatís when they begin to realize
The value of the toughness of home.

They recognize the pitfalls they missed;
Because of their parents guiding hand.
Now, they are mature enough to see
It was good when you changed their own plan.

Leading the children to follow God,
Is the greatest gift they can be given.
What a joy to know without a doubt,
Theyíve joined you, on the path to heaven!


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Sara Harricharan 07/23/09
Thank you for the note of hope in this poem.
Lisa Johnson 08/04/09
Very true...and very well written. Enjoyed reading this.
Lisa