POEMS: “The Best Way To Make Children Good, Is To Make Them Happy” by Trina Graves


“The Best Way To
Make Children Good,
Is To Make Them Happy”

Quote Title: Oscar Wilde
Poem: Trina Graves

Making children do anything
Will not achieve your true goal
They are unique human beings
With their own guiding Soul

They will submit to all your rules
As you teach, shape and mold
Bending to your whims
Mostly doing as they are told

But deep within they know
They have a true guiding light
Smothered by fitting in
It flickers, waiting out of sight

So how do you let them learn
To follow their own true heart?
While still guiding and protecting
Right from the very start

It is really all up to you
In the way you live each day
For even in the nurturing womb
They know what you do and say

Do you follow your own heart
Always aiming for your best?
Through life’s ups and downs
Anchored with love, do you rest?

The things you say and do
Will of course have an effect
But much more is said than words
With thoughts and feelings you select

Young children absorb it all
With no ability to understand
Not all experiences are true
You have the upper hand

Teach them by example
Follow your own inner guide
Be who you came here to be
Shine brightly, do not hide

For everyone has their own path
In the life they came to live
Unique in its twists and turns
Guidance by example you can give

Stand strong in your beliefs
Hold fast in your integrity
Show your love and appreciation
Giving thanks for all to see

Trina Graves


(Posted with permission from the author)



4 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Trina your words are always inspiring! Sending love and blessings to you and Amira!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Trina Graves says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on so many of them Linda (I’m guessing that’s your name) it’s wonderful to get feedback, especially when it confirms I am achieving my aim.
      Love, Light & Blessings to you and all your loved ones.


      1. You are right, Linda is my dear sister in law, and has been a source of encouragement since day one of my blog 🙂 So, I have the pleasure to introduce you both! Love and light back to both of you 🙂 Amira

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Trina Graves says:

          I did notice you called her ‘sis,’ but of course that could be used in other ways. It is certainly a great pleasure to ‘meet’ the both of you! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

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