Forever and a Day

Australian poetry written especially for children of all ages including pre-school children.
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Forever and a Day

Post by alongtimegone » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:11 am

We sat within the quiet;
my dad and me that day.
And I wished that we could sit like this
forever and a day.

He was trying hard to tell me
that he had to go away.
He said, “But I’ll still love you
forever and a day."

"See - your mum and I have spoken
and it’s I who can not stay."
he said, “But I’ll still love you
forever and a day."

I didn’t understand of course
all that he had to say.
But I knew my heart would ache for him
forever and a day.

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:25 am

Sad - You capture a common problem in todays world. I reckon so many kids go through this but is it better for them to have parents who are constantly fighting ? I personally don't think so
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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by Shelley Hansen » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:51 pm

The sad reality in so many families in this challenging world.

You've captured the emotion so well, Wazza.

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by Cropduster » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Children will never understand the reasons why. A decision made in the best interest of the child is never a decision made by a child.

Nicely expressed, Wazza.

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by Catherine Lee » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:16 pm

Very well captured Wazza - the simplicity of this poem highlights the sadness.

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by alongtimegone » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:06 am

Affecting so many families. Almost the norm these days. Thank you for your comments.
Wazza

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by Heather » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:27 pm

Well done Warren.

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Re: Forever and a Day

Post by alongtimegone » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:42 pm

Thanks Heather.

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