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Budding Artist

A baby born so innocent,
A clean white canvas waiting.
A parent�s most important role,
To be the artist painting.

Will you paint your child loving,
Tender, sharing, caring, sweet,
The many endless choices there,
The responsibility a real fete.

Will you be an abstract artist,
With free style raising your child.
Or will you follow set ideas,
And raise baby in traditional style.

You paint the future bright and bold,
Or pastels on canvas to cover.
Raise the child the best you can,
Till time for the child to take over.

Help your child paint its future,
Brush in hand, they�ll do their best.
Guide and help with a steady hand,
Then let them go to do the rest.



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One by One

When you pull
The petals from a rose,
Each one plucked and pulled.
Layer after layer unfolded,
Like the layers of ourselves.
Laying away the petals,
That we show to the world.
With each one plucked,
We see a more beautiful
And elegant petal beneath.
These discarded petals are battered.
Abused and torn by a cruel world.
Deeper toward the center, More perfect.
Till at last we arrive
At a pure and true center,

Our Souls . . .



Copyright �1997 by Sheila Lynn. All rights reserved.

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