Although they’re older
Children still seek approval
It’s human nature
Do not be too judgemental
Or you will push them away
What a tragedy
And a travesty this is
To our flesh and blood
These are wounds that do not heal
Because we need to be right
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Oh! That is so thoughtful. Beautiful.
Thank you Charles. 🙂
Very well put.
Oh so true. A fully grown woman with children of my own I still need my mother’s approval. Though I don’t always approve of her or agree with her.
I wonder how I am and will be with my own kids. This is such a complicated issue.
The last verse “because we need to be right” is loaded. Do we “need” or “want” to be right? to “be” right or to “do” right and finally “right” as in correct or “right” as in “alright”?
It could also be that I am reading too much into this last verse! Thanks for this thought provoking poem.
I don’t know that deep down we all don’t want to receive our parents approval, I know that in many cases I still do an am fortunate to still have both my parents. Philosophically we tend to disagree quite a bit, but I guess that is just how things are. As far as the last line goes, I suppose that any of the options you presented are possible, but my intention was leaning more towards needing and wanting to be right or right as in correct. In any case, they can cause a great deal of damage to young and impressionable minds and maybe even those that are less than young and impressionable.
We need children as much as they need us. 🙂
How very true, life wouldn’t be the same without them no matter their age. 🙂
We try too hard, to be right.
That is very true and something that I am trying hard to correct for their sake and mine.