Fay Slimm.






Whoever binds
too close
a curious child
stops progress
and stifles
freedom entirely.

Loosen a side
not known 
as invention guides
inner growth
   moving child         
         to learn personal style.       


  • Classicmister

    Wise words Faye ... Let nature and not nurture rule the child!

    • Fay Slimm.

      Yes the strings need to be loosened so children can grow to their own awareness -I endorse your suggestion to parents - - "let nature and not nurture rule the child" - thanks so much for your comment.

    • Michael Edwards

      Oh so true and so nwell expressed. Guidance not dominance.

      • LaurašŸŒ»

        Perfection with your words, Michael!

        • Fay Slimm.

          Agreed wholeheartedly Michael. - guidance not dominance should be part of a child's early experience.

        • LaurašŸŒ»

          My Dear Fay,

          Your sagacious penned poem is a delightful read!

          I totally agree with Michael!
          ā€œGuidance not Dominanceā€!
          Children should not be stifled in ā€œbubble wrappingā€ forevermore! Allow them to fall and pick themselves up!


          • Fay Slimm.

            Dear Laura - your thoughts echo mine on the subject of cloistered children - they wilt beneath too many adult shadows - letting them free to express their own feelings without fear and they become friends with a parent as time goes by. So pleased you enjoyed the read.

          • Candlewitch

            I salute the wisdom coming from your pen!

            *hugs, Cat

            • Fay Slimm.

              Ah - Cat - what an encouraging comment after reading this piece - - I hoped that the verse would affect readers enough to air their own feelings on the subject of over-cloistering children. So glad you find wisdom in some of its lines. - hugs to you dear friend.

            • orchidee

              A fine write Fay.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanks a load dear Orchi. Glad you agree that a child deserves more than tight cloistering.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Fay. I'm rather snowflakey. I might 'smother' children if I had any of my own. Oops!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Such wise words Fay, every child must be allowed to explore their lives but as Michael has said guided not dominated.

                • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

                  Yes, Fay, you have penned the words of wisdom. Children exposed to nature, through adult guidance, in early life are so much more well-rounded and it is evident in the elementary school setting.

                  Great poem and thank you for sharing this knowledge. šŸ™‚

                • Neville

                  sadly we live in an increasingly risk adverse society and where individuality is frowned on... tis a tick a box, pop a pill, quick fix world... I did enjoy your poem though, sorry.. I almost went off on one...

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